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. 


Michael Gianaris

2021 Submissions

PS 70

3rd Grade

Adam Alskafi a poem (docx)

Addin Saad a poem (docx)

Alyssa Mural a poem (docx)

Apostolos Tiktapanidis a poem (docx)

Assil Saffiddine a poem (docx)

Axel Sorto a poem (docx)

Bryan Penafiel a poem (docx)

Cameron Criaris a poem (docx)

Delilah Van Lindt a poem (docx)

Erickson Benitez a poem (docx)

Farah Mohamed a poem (docx)

Genesis Flores a poem (docx)

Julia Poyiatzis a poem (docx)

Kaitlyn Aviles a poem (docx)

Leslie Tecalero a poem (docx)

Omar Elhaddad a poem (docx)

Ryan Rodriguez a poem (docx)

Sebastian Morales a poem (docx)

Sherronice Robinson a poem (docx)

Sofia Luna a poem (docx)

Tamara Perez a poem (docx)

Zian Chowdhury a poem (docx)