2020 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. 


Luis R. Sepúlveda

2020 Submissions

Fairmont Neighborhood School

1st Grade

Aniya an essay (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Ayden a work of art (png)

Jenisa a work of art (png)

Jhs 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio

6th Grade

multiple students a work of art (pdf)

NYC Autism Charter School Bronx

1st Grade

Mason and Jacob a work of art (png)

Michael a work of art (pdf)

Michael a work of art (pdf)

3rd Grade

Kassandra an essay (docx)

PS 6 West Farms

2nd Grade

Felicity Isabella Santana a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Armani W. a work of art (png)

Cristelyn L. an essay (png)

Franiel H. a work of art (png)

Haydee E. an essay (png)

Maryama D. an essay (png)

Mofeoluwa O. an essay (png)

Ostin C. a work of art (png)

Saint Raymond Elementary School

5th Grade

Astrid Acosta a poem (jpeg)

6th Grade

Lilyana Elias-Roman a work of art (jpg)

South Bronx Academy For Applied Media

6th Grade

Vicente Ramos an essay (pdf)