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. 


Michael Gianaris

2019 Submissions

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6th Grade

Alyssa Sanchez an essay (pdf)

Brian Santos a work of art (pdf)

Jefferson Sumba a poem (pdf)

Luis Pina a poem (pdf)

Mekenzie Perez a work of art (jpg)

Sara Poudel a work of art (jpg)

Sophia Cruz an essay (pdf)

Yarissa Colon a work of art (jpg)

PS 122 Mamie Fay

1st Grade

Song a work of art (jpeg)

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3rd Grade

Alex Panayiotou a poem (docx)

Ariel Urgiles a poem (docx)

Audry Mercedes a poem (docx)

Davihel Fernandez a poem (docx)

Derick Lazo a poem (docx)

Fahmid Chowdhury a poem (docx)

Faith Colon a poem (docx)

Ian Victoria-Osorio a poem (docx)

Jacob Rojas a poem (docx)

James Vasquez a poem (docx)

Jamilet Suarez a poem (docx)

Katarina Djukic a poem (docx)

Kaylee Montalvo a poem (docx)

Matthew Leon a poem (docx)

Mohamed Sadouki a poem (docx)

Neena Brutus a poem (docx)

Paris Kouris a poem (docx)

Rosario Sevilla a poem (docx)

Yassin Abbas a poem (docx)

PS 84 Steinway

3rd Grade

Katherine Sfirogianakis a work of art (jpg)

Melina Goro a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Ahmed Hassan a work of art (jpg)

Angelica Gonzalez a work of art (jpg)

Diamantopoulou Nefeli a work of art (jpg)

Elisa Vukel a work of art (jpg)

Fiona Mulliqi a work of art (jpg)

Hafsa Badrane an essay (jpg)

Lediana Pllana a work of art (jpg)

Nefeli Diamantopoulou a work of art (jpg)

Ruby Priolo a work of art (jpg)