2017 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

2017 Submissions

Cambria Center For The Gifted Child

2nd Grade

ISRATH HASAN a poem (jpeg)

Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School

1st Grade

Shakayla Prinston an essay (docx)

Pathways College Preparatory School

6th Grade

Kennedy Porterfield a poem (docx)

Stacey a poem (pdf)

PS 176 Cambria Heights

2nd Grade

Israth Hasan an essay (pdf)

3rd Grade

Abigail Brown an essay (jpg)

Adiba Zaman an essay (pdf)

Amrin Fatema an essay (docx)

Andrea-Ann Kodoe a poem (docx)

Andrew Cowan a poem (pdf)

ANUSHA RAHMAN a poem (doc)

ARISHA a poem (docx)

Chloe Melville a poem (pdf)

Gabriella Cipollina a poem (docx)

Gabrielle Terry an essay (pdf)

Jada Hinckson a poem (docx)

Joshua Dunlap a poem (pdf)

Lauren Lightsy a poem (docx)

MALAIKA T. a poem (jpg)

Naidra Sylvester an essay (docx)

Nathan Hopkins a work of art (jpg)

Samantha an essay (docx)

Savannah Salomon an essay (docx)

Ugochi Okorom an essay (pdf)

4th Grade

Amoy a poem (docx)

Ariana Patterson a poem (docx)

C'Yanna-Lee Chambers a poem (pdf)

DOMINIQUE JEROME an essay (pdf)

Paige Foster a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Alani T. an essay (docx)

Ashraf Asim a poem (docx)

PS 35 Nathaniel Woodhull

1st Grade

Samantha & Class 1-325 an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Awad Khan & Friends 5-327 an essay (pdf)

D.D., A.K., A.P, A.V. a work of art (jpg)

PS/IS 295

6th Grade

Alena Persaud an essay (docx)

Alyssa a work of art (jpg)

Anthony a poem (pdf)

Antonio Britton a poem (pdf)

Ariana a work of art (pdf)

Emily Cuello an essay (jpg)

Esau Anthony an essay (pdf)

Ethan Urena a work of art (pdf)

Gabriela a work of art (pdf)

Jahairah a work of art (pdf)

Jason Ramdeo a work of art (jpg)

Jessica Hardeen an essay (docx)

Jianzhang a poem (docx)

Kevin a work of art (pdf)

Lailah a work of art (pdf)

Leslie a work of art (pdf)

Muneet Jayia a poem (docx)

Nasser G Narvaja a work of art (jpg)

Neena Ramkishun an essay (docx)

Nicholas a poem (pdf)

Noah Abraham an essay (docx)

Salomon Dessources a poem (pdf)

Shania a poem (pdf)

Shauntel ramkissoon a work of art (jpg)

Shimon Hossain an essay (pdf)

Valeria a work of art (pdf)

Vayda a work of art (pdf)

Yamisa Fevrier a poem (pdf)

Zarah Masud a poem (docx)

PS/ms 147 Ronald Mcnair

6th Grade

Alexander Gumbs a work of art (jpg)

Jazmine Lee a work of art (jpg)

Joseph Dyson a work of art (jpg)

Kevin Petit-Dieu a work of art (jpg)

Stepping Stone Of Southeastern Queens

3rd Grade

Gisele Quisenbery a work of art (pdf)