2022 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. 


Sincerely,

Michael Gianaris


2022 Submissions

Long Island City High School

11th Grade

Melvin Ortiz an essay (pdf)

PS 111 Jacob Blackwell

Kindergarten

Amhar a work of art (jpg)

Aylin a work of art (jpg)

Dahnel a work of art (jpg)

Daniel a work of art (jpg)

Darneirs a work of art (jpg)

Nevaeh a work of art (jpg)

Valentina a work of art (jpg)

1st Grade

Amira Owens Holmes a work of art (jpg)

Anny Aristizabal Rosero a work of art (jpg)

Arlet a work of art (jpg)

Carter Hill a work of art (jpg)

Cristian Quiroga Ceballos a work of art (jpg)

D'ariel a work of art (jpg)

Darynson Perez - Nunez a work of art (jpg)

Denisse a work of art (jpg)

Giovanni Joaquin a work of art (jpg)

Ivy a work of art (jpg)

Jean Alexander Tejeda a work of art (jpg)

Miah a work of art (jpg)

Prince Parker a work of art (jpg)

Ronald lee a work of art (jpg)

Serenity Ellis a work of art (jpg)

Sidar a work of art (jpg)

Talia a work of art (jpg)

Taniyah Moody a work of art (jpg)

Tashae a work of art (jpg)

Zayla Ortiz a work of art (jpg)

PS 234

4th Grade

Aixa Ponce a work of art (jpg)

Bella Borrero an essay (docx)

Mahdiya Ashraf an essay (docx)

Paulina Acosta a work of art (jpg)

Saiyara Khan an essay (docx)

Saiyara Khan an essay (docx)

PS 84 Steinway

4th Grade

BERINA NIKOCEVIC an essay (jpg)

DANICA VITOLO an essay (jpg)

JULES an essay (jpg)

Riley Lau an essay (jpg)

YOUSEF MITHUN an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Millenia Cachie an essay (jpg)

PS 85 Judge Charles Vallone

1st Grade

Zarrar Abdin a work of art (jpg)