2019 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. 


Leroy Comrie

2019 Submissions

Cambria Center For The Gifted Child


Alina Guthrie an essay (pdf)

Chad Bartholomew an essay (pdf)

Emory Young an essay (pdf)

India Pitts an essay (pdf)

Jael Sobers an essay (pdf)

Jamie Tillett an essay (pdf)

Josiah Mckenzie an essay (pdf)

Karter Tuitt an essay (pdf)

Lacey Thomas an essay (pdf)

Leah Essue-Parchment an essay (pdf)

Madison James an essay (pdf)

Sage Gray an essay (pdf)

Somaya Gray an essay (pdf)

Victoria Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Zyarah Hinds an essay (pdf)

Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School

1st Grade

Alexander Richards an essay (docx)

GENESIS MCCALLA an essay (docx)

PS 176 Cambria Heights

5th Grade

Anusha Rahman a poem (docx)

PS 360Q

1st Grade

Kylie Ramoutar a work of art (jpg)

Nkechinyere Lynch an essay (jpeg)

4th Grade

Elias Menjivar a work of art (jpeg)

Kabian Ramoutar a work of art (jpeg)

Kayla Moton an essay (jpeg)

Tevin F. a work of art (jpeg)

PS 38 Rosedale

5th Grade

Divine a poem (pdf)

PS 95 Eastwood


Sahar Nuha a poem (docx)

5th Grade

SABRIN SIKDER an essay (docx)

PS/IS 295

6th Grade

Ameer Lamy an essay (pdf)

Andrew an essay (docx)

Anelis Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Ashton an essay (txt)

Avneet Singh an essay (png)

Brianna Hardeen an essay (pdf)

Bryan Chan an essay (pdf)

Chenniah Birchwood an essay (pdf)

Daisy Pazmino an essay (docx)

Daniel Persaud an essay (docx)

Elvis Castro an essay (docx)

haley chaitoo an essay (docx)

Jaspreet Kaur an essay (docx)

Josue Medina Castillo an essay (docx)

Kailey Chamanlall an essay (docx)

Karla Johnson an essay (docx)

Kayla Johnson an essay (docx)

Liliana Raphael an essay (docx)

Mahir an essay (docx)

maria diaz daza an essay (docx)

Melina Taylor an essay (docx)

Nyra Millien an essay (pdf)

Ohvian Shan an essay (docx)

Oluwafisayo an essay (docx)

Portia May an essay (docx)

sennety malontie an essay (pdf)

Tuba Noor an essay (pdf)

Viveka Sahadeo an essay (pdf)

Wasiqzaman Khan an essay (docx)

Yashika Bhatia an essay (docx)

Stepping Stone Of Southeastern Queens

1st Grade

Zahmaya Frazier a work of art (jpeg)

The Bellaire School

3rd Grade

Eric Chanderpaul a work of art (jpeg)