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. 


Leroy Comrie

2021 Submissions

Cambria Center For The Gifted Child


Eilish Smith an essay (jpeg)

Jordyn Dey an essay (jpeg)

Michael Texidor an essay (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Caydence Faistin an essay (jpeg)

4th Grade

Justin Bonne-Annee a poem (jpeg)