2021 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our community, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. 


Sincerely,

Kevin Thomas


2021 Submissions

Barack Obama Elementary School

5th Grade

Abraham Bustillo a work of art (pdf)

Andy Zeron a work of art (jpg)

Angely Sabillion a work of art (pdf)

Arianna Shingler a work of art (pdf)

Brenny Canalas a work of art (jpg)

Camarrie Bamba a work of art (pdf)

Daniel Arteaga a work of art (pdf)

Estivan Delcid a work of art (jpg)

Valeri Jaramillo a work of art (pdf)

Barnum Woods School

3rd Grade

Isabelle S. a work of art (jpeg)

Evergreen Charter School

Kindergarten

Abner Benitez Vasquez a work of art (jpg)

Abel Ramirez Jimenez a work of art (jpg)

Ailany Salmeron Rubio a work of art (jpg)

Alana Wildman a work of art (jpg)

Alderson Miranda Ramirez a work of art (jpg)

Alisson Ramirez Lazo a work of art (jpg)

Allison Matias Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Allyson Serrano Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Alyson Ayala a work of art (jpg)

Amara Green a work of art (jpg)

Amy Del Rosario-Reyes a work of art (jpg)

Anahi Cifuentes a work of art (jpg)

Anissya Williams a work of art (jpg)

Aoi Rosales Morales a work of art (jpg)

Areana Mejia Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

Arnold Morales Pacheco a work of art (jpg)

Ashley Ramirez Carpio a work of art (jpg)

Astrid Ramos Zavala a work of art (jpg)

Aztrid Osorio Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Benjamin Lopez a work of art (jpg)

Brandon Ordonez Galindo a work of art (jpg)

Brianna Carbajal a work of art (jpg)

Brianna Martinez Guardado a work of art (jpg)

Brianna Ramirez Aguilar a work of art (jpg)

Brittany Garcia Gonzalez a work of art (jpg)

Brittany Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Brixton Bell a work of art (jpg)

Caiden Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Cali White a work of art (jpg)

Camila Castellon Melara a work of art (jpg)

Camila Guevara Mancia a work of art (jpg)

Camryn Rudolph a work of art (jpg)

Cedrick Pineda a work of art (jpg)

Chloe Nativi-Recinos a work of art (jpg)

Chris Euceda Amaya a work of art (jpg)

Christofer Turcios Ortez a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Molligan a work of art (jpg)

Daniel Mejia Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Dariana Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Debbie Cocha Toala a work of art (jpg)

Deklin Hamilton a work of art (jpg)

Diana Antunez Romero a work of art (jpg)

Dylan Dominguez Flores a work of art (jpg)

Dyshane Ravenell Jr a work of art (jpg)

Eli Deane a work of art (jpg)

Elianny Semper Rivera a work of art (jpg)

Emely Bonilla Giron a work of art (jpg)

Emmanuel Duarte a work of art (jpg)

Erlenis Gonazalez Santos a work of art (jpg)

Ethan Santos Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Genesis Monterroza Marquez a work of art (jpg)

Genesis Romero a work of art (jpg)

Gianna Aguilar a work of art (jpg)

Grace Godinez a work of art (jpg)

Hailey Diaz a work of art (jpg)

Hector Guevara a work of art (jpg)

Isabella Rodriguez Tobar a work of art (jpg)

Isabella Solorzano a work of art (jpg)

Jade Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Jade Lopez Nieto a work of art (jpg)

Jaece Valery a work of art (jpg)

Jannelly Garcia a work of art (jpg)

Jayden Howe a work of art (jpg)

Jennifer Romero a work of art (jpg)

Jeray Chimbo Najera a work of art (jpg)

Jeremy Aguilar Baquedano a work of art (jpg)

Jeremy Guzman Ramos a work of art (jpg)

Jeremy Melendez a work of art (jpg)

Jonathan Aguilar Matute a work of art (jpg)

Joseph Zambrano a work of art (jpg)

Joshua Mancia Barahona a work of art (jpg)

Josue Miguel Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Jovera Robinson a work of art (jpg)

Juan Barahona Rios a work of art (jpg)

Juliette Umanzor a work of art (jpg)

Justin Granados-Flores a work of art (jpg)

Kamila Rivera a work of art (jpg)

Katherine Guerra Valle a work of art (jpg)

Kenneth Rivas Gutierrez a work of art (jpg)

Kiara Canales Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

Liam Bonilla Melendez a work of art (jpg)

Liam Vasquez Cruz a work of art (jpg)

Lucas Pena a work of art (jpg)

Luisa Acosta Yazbek a work of art (jpg)

Margaret Sagastume Melendez a work of art (jpg)

Maria Alvarado a work of art (jpg)

Mario Guillen Maradiaga a work of art (jpg)

Mason Chavarria a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Aparicio Quiroz a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Casanova Galindo a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Cruz Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Guzman Benitez a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Ramirez Alonzo a work of art (jpg)

Mia Arevalo a work of art (jpg)

Michael Guevara a work of art (jpg)

Michaela Cuffey a work of art (jpg)

Milania Conti a work of art (jpg)

Nathan Arevalo Guevara a work of art (jpg)

Nayeli Rivas Santos a work of art (jpg)

Nicolas Jimenez Rivera a work of art (jpg)

Nicole Chicas a work of art (jpg)

Nikolas Henriquez Mohammed a work of art (jpg)

Osvin Corado a work of art (jpg)

Peyton Harris a work of art (jpg)

Rocheli Alonzo Ullola a work of art (jpg)

Rosa Valle Hercules a work of art (jpg)

Ruth St Fleur a work of art (jpg)

Ryan Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Sabrina Espinal a work of art (jpg)

Scarlett Villanueva a work of art (jpg)

Selena Bishop a work of art (jpg)

Serenity Ashton a work of art (jpg)

Sheila Sagastume Villeda a work of art (jpg)

Sofia Gomez Canales a work of art (jpg)

Sofia Valle a work of art (jpg)

Sulema Ortiz Sandoval a work of art (jpg)

Valentina Canales a work of art (jpg)

Valerie Gomez a work of art (jpg)

Wynter Wilson a work of art (jpg)

Yande Guzman a work of art (jpg)

Zayden Argueta a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Adin Portillo-Miranda a work of art (jpg)

Al-Ameen Alagbe a work of art (jpg)

Alexa Orellana a work of art (jpg)

Alexa Ruiz Aldana a work of art (jpg)

Alexander Rodriguez-Palomino a work of art (jpg)

Alexia Juarez Ruiz a work of art (jpg)

Alexis Cruz a work of art (jpg)

Aliah Marte-Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Allison Interiano a work of art (jpg)

Allison Najera Erazo a work of art (jpg)

Allisson Rojas Capcha a work of art (jpg)

Amy Munoz-Soto a work of art (jpg)

Angel Lazo Henriquez a work of art (jpg)

Angelina Moran Valle a work of art (jpg)

Angie Bonilla Velasquez a work of art (jpg)

Anthony Aguirre-Maravilla a work of art (jpg)

Anthony Yanes a work of art (jpg)

Antonia Villavicencio a work of art (jpg)

Ariana Licona Lorenzo a work of art (jpg)

Ariel Ortiz a work of art (jpg)

Ashley Velasquez-Membreno a work of art (jpg)

Astrid Loor a work of art (jpg)

Axel Villanueva Reyes a work of art (jpg)

Ayden Alvarado-Portillo a work of art (jpg)

Brais Vindel a work of art (jpg)

Briana Hernandez-Mencillas a work of art (jpg)

Britney Urena a work of art (jpg)

Britney Velasquez-Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

Cesar Bueso-Pocasangre a work of art (jpg)

Chelsea Herrera a work of art (jpg)

Christian DeGannes a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Marquez Zelaya a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Reyes-Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Damon Aparicio a work of art (jpg)

Daniel Lozano a work of art (jpg)

David Mondragon a work of art (jpg)

David Obilor a work of art (jpg)

Derek Mancia-Barahona a work of art (jpg)

Dominic Cruz Turcios a work of art (jpg)

Dominic Reed a work of art (jpg)

Dominick Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Dylan Castillo a work of art (jpg)

Elianny Pareja a work of art (jpg)

Elias Rivera a work of art (jpg)

Elvin Castro-Yanez a work of art (jpg)

Emily Estrada-Batres a work of art (jpg)

Fernando Valladares Banegas a work of art (jpg)

Freddy Morales-Jimenez a work of art (jpg)

Genesis Mendoza-Bu a work of art (jpg)

Giovanni Franco a work of art (jpg)

Grace Dominguez-Bautizta a work of art (jpg)

Harshini Rav a work of art (jpg)

Ian Stephens, a work of art (jpg)

Ileana Moran a work of art (jpg)

Jacob Aguilar a work of art (jpg)

Jacob Andino a work of art (jpg)

Jacob Aparicio Quiroz a work of art (jpg)

Jade Castro-Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

James Justich a work of art (jpg)

James Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Jared Avila a work of art (jpg)

Jason Equite Alvizures a work of art (jpg)

Jaylin Ramos a work of art (jpg)

Jazmin Mendez-Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

Jeremiah Jean a work of art (jpg)

Jeremiah Pusey  a work of art (jpg)

Jhosly Pena Frias a work of art (jpg)

Johnathan Cerrato Flores a work of art (jpg)

Jordan Justich a work of art (jpg)

Jose Velasquez a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlyn Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Katherine Chimbo Najera a work of art (jpg)

Katherine Herrera-Yanes a work of art (jpg)

Katherine Orozco Juarez a work of art (jpg)

Keisel Nolasco Fuentes a work of art (jpg)

Kimberly Romero a work of art (jpg)

Kimberlyn Orellana Reyes a work of art (jpg)

Laylah Cruz a work of art (jpg)

Levi Escobar a work of art (jpg)

Liam Bonilla a work of art (jpg)

Logan Fuentes a work of art (jpg)

Luis Canela a work of art (jpg)

Luxmi Samaroo a work of art (jpg)

Maddison Santana-Sol a work of art (jpg)

Maddison Smart a work of art (jpg)

Madelyn Estrada Magana a work of art (jpg)

Madelyn Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Marbin Castillo Nunez a work of art (jpg)

Mariana Maradiaga Yanez a work of art (jpg)

Mariela Nunez a work of art (jpg)

Matteo Cruz-Vaquez a work of art (jpg)

Matthew Fernandez a work of art (jpg)

Maya Mejia a work of art (jpg)

Melanie Perez a work of art (jpg)

Melany Melara a work of art (jpg)

Mia Acosta-Martinez a work of art (jpg)

Mia Cruz Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Mia Juarez Rivas a work of art (jpg)

Mia Vasquez a work of art (jpg)

Michael Escobar Rosales a work of art (jpg)

Michael Rivera Alvizures a work of art (jpg)

Preston Plaisance a work of art (jpg)

Roman Salmeron a work of art (jpg)

Rosibel Ajvix Tezen a work of art (jpg)

Rudy Ramirez Jimenez a work of art (jpg)

Ryan Lee a work of art (jpg)

Samara Castillo Espinoza a work of art (jpg)

Sarai Pleitez a work of art (jpg)

Shaneilia Johnson a work of art (jpg)

Shayla Jackson a work of art (jpg)

Shemaiah Bedward a work of art (jpg)

Sherelly Torres Kilkan a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Guevara-Salmeron a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Ocampos a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Valle a work of art (jpg)

Stacy Briere a work of art (jpg)

Stephen Bermudez a work of art (jpg)

Steven Dominguez a work of art (jpg)

Titan Powell a work of art (jpg)

Valentina Duran a work of art (jpg)

Valentina Miranda a work of art (jpg)

Yocelin Alvarado-Morales a work of art (jpg)

Yosmary Isabel a work of art (jpg)

2nd Grade

Amy B. a poem (png)

2B an essay (docx)

2C a poem (pdf)

2C a poem (pdf)

Alisson O. a poem (png)

Allison H. a poem (png)

Alyssa G. a poem (png)

Amy B. a poem (png)

Andrea L. a poem (png)

Angel S an essay (jpg)

Bryanna S. a poem (png)

Carlos S. a poem (png)

Christopher M. a poem (png)

Christopher Y a poem (png)

Danaley Amaya an essay (jpg)

Daniel F. a poem (png)

Daphne an essay (jpg)

Dharamveer an essay (jpg)

Dylan R. a poem (png)

Eliana L. a poem (png)

Gabby a poem (png)

Gaby an essay (jpg)

Grayson an essay (jpg)

Hailey C. a poem (png)

Hazel R. a poem (png)

Jacob R an essay (jpg)

Jana H. a poem (png)

Jarixa Castro an essay (jpg)

Jason an essay (jpg)

Jayden A. a poem (png)

Katherine an essay (jpg)

Kaylee T. a poem (png)

Marbin J. a poem (png)

Matthew C. a poem (png)

Nashly G an essay (jpg)

Oscar an essay (jpg)

Sophia an essay (jpg)

Wesley B. a poem (png)

3rd Grade

Abigail an essay (pdf)

Aldo an essay (pdf)

Alexa an essay (pdf)

Aliyah an essay (pdf)

Alurhianna an essay (pdf)

Anthony an essay (pdf)

Cristian an essay (pdf)

David Alcero-Galvez an essay (docx)

Desmond an essay (pdf)

Diana an essay (pdf)

Edward an essay (pdf)

Edwin an essay (pdf)

Harlin an essay (pdf)

Jennifer an essay (pdf)

Jessi an essay (pdf)

Juleyha an essay (pdf)

Justin an essay (pdf)

Karla an essay (pdf)

Katia Alvarado-Tabora an essay (docx)

Kendra an essay (pdf)

Kendra Thompson an essay (pdf)

Kylie an essay (pdf)

Layla Rios an essay (docx)

Leonardo an essay (pdf)

Litzy Garay an essay (docx)

Lizandro an essay (pdf)

Mathieu an essay (pdf)

Naomi Reyes an essay (docx)

Nasry an essay (pdf)

Scarlet an essay (pdf)

Stephanie an essay (pdf)

Valeria an essay (pdf)

4th Grade

Amy Henriquez a work of art (pdf)

Lee Avenue School

3rd Grade

Jackson Fuentes a work of art (jpeg)

Stratford Avenue School

3rd Grade

Aayan Etwaroo a poem (docx)

Ava McClure a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Manya Goyal a work of art (pdf)

Walnut Street Elementary School

4th Grade

Arianna James an essay (pdf)

Bianca Galdamez an essay (pdf)

Daniel Velasquez an essay (pdf)

Demi-Nicole Pitter an essay (pdf)

Eli Velasquez an essay (pdf)

Gabriella Charlot an essay (pdf)

Hatshepsut Eguigure an essay (pdf)

Heydy Herrera Martinez an essay (pdf)

Heydy Herrera Martinez an essay (pdf)

Jeremiah Hall-Turcios an essay (pdf)

Joshua McCollough an essay (pdf)

Kaitlyn Simon an essay (pdf)

Malahki Carr Flowers an essay (pdf)

Nate Flood an essay (pdf)

Ryan Levy an essay (pdf)

Samantha Acosta an essay (pdf)

Stephanie Rosales an essay (pdf)

Tyler Townsend an essay (pdf)

Wilson Roldan an essay (pdf)

Xavier Desir an essay (pdf)