2018 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 troops fighting overseas, 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

2018 Submissions

Al-Iman School

1st Grade

Aliza Somjee an essay (pdf)

Imani Valentin an essay (pdf)

4th Grade

Zahra Al-Sahlani an essay (docx)

Is 59 Springfield Gardens

6th Grade

Amanda Bright a poem (docx)

Chemona Brown a poem (pdf)

Isyss Edwards a poem (pdf)

Quionna Goslin an essay (pdf)

Shaun Samuels a poem (pdf)

Tatianna Lillard an essay (pdf)

Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School

1st Grade

Ethan Mosley an essay (docx)

Malakai Bellevue an essay (docx)

2nd Grade

Daniel Orlando White an essay (doc)

PS 134 Hollis

3rd Grade

Anaya And Shayaan an essay (jpeg)

PS 35 Nathaniel Woodhull
PS 360Q

2nd Grade

Andrew Joseph a poem (jpeg)

Harmony Kirkland an essay (jpeg)

Sahrai Bellony a work of art (jpg)

Tyler Abraham a poem (jpg)

3rd Grade

Cymara Russell an essay (docx)

Mone Mais an essay (docx)

Tevin Flowers a poem (jpg)

Victor Buggs an essay (docx)

PS/ms 147 Ronald Mcnair

6th Grade

Amir Anderson a work of art (jpg)

Chadon Morris a work of art (jpg)

Daniel Paulino a work of art (jpg)

Monique Williams a work of art (jpg)

Tristan Rhoden a work of art (jpg)

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy

1st Grade

Alexander a work of art (jpg)

Aliyah a work of art (jpg)

Amy a work of art (jpg)

Aria a work of art (jpg)

Carl a work of art (jpg)

Chrystascia a work of art (jpg)

Codee a work of art (jpg)

Emily a work of art (jpg)

Ethan a work of art (jpg)

Jayden a work of art (jpg)

Jenesis a work of art (jpg)

Jimmy a work of art (jpg)

Joshua a work of art (jpg)

Joshua M a work of art (jpg)

Kourtney a work of art (jpg)

Lanaiya a work of art (jpg)

Patrick a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Kayla Ryan a work of art (pdf)

Noah Mears a work of art (pdf)

Nobel a work of art (pdf)

Prince Jamel Charles a work of art (pdf)

Sydney Mompoint a work of art (pdf)

Zori Job a work of art (pdf)