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.


Sincerely,

Michael Gianaris


2017 Submissions

PS 122 Mamie Fay

1st Grade

Adrianna a work of art (pdf)

Ahanaf a work of art (pdf)

Alex a work of art (pdf)

Anisur a work of art (pdf)

Aria a work of art (pdf)

Asher a work of art (pdf)

Benet a work of art (pdf)

Brian a work of art (pdf)

Daniel a work of art (pdf)

Derek a work of art (pdf)

Emma a work of art (pdf)

Eoin a work of art (pdf)

Eva a work of art (pdf)

Jacob H. a work of art (pdf)

Jacob V. a work of art (pdf)

Junaira a work of art (pdf)

Kai a work of art (pdf)

Kunga a work of art (pdf)

Madison a work of art (pdf)

Mairen a work of art (pdf)

Nayeema a work of art (pdf)

Nishelle a work of art (pdf)

Omar a work of art (pdf)

Phuntsok a work of art (pdf)

Roudra a work of art (pdf)

Saba a work of art (pdf)

Sahir Zain a work of art (pdf)

Savva a work of art (pdf)

Simon a work of art (pdf)

Tahsan a work of art (pdf)

Vera a work of art (pdf)

Wesley a work of art (pdf)

PS 234

3rd Grade

Marina Karalekas a work of art (jpg)

Sophie Weinberger a poem (jpg)

Yaretzi Cardoso a poem (jpg)

4th Grade

Brian Calle an essay (docx)

Emely Chavez an essay (pdf)

Ismail Sajid an essay (docx)

Kacper Sarzynski an essay (docx)

Marco Valle Rojas an essay (docx)

Mohammed Ahmed an essay (docx)

Muniba Chowdhury an essay (pdf)

Nestor Peralta an essay (docx)

Nikolina Goreta an essay (docx)

Rayan Jad an essay (docx)

Shuhada Khanam an essay (docx)

Tania Paola Maza an essay (docx)

Valentina Castillo an essay (docx)

PS 70

3rd Grade

Aaron Fragoso a poem (docx)

Aayan Ali a poem (docx)

Addison Peralta a poem (docx)

Adham Elgayeh a poem (docx)

Ashley Andrews a poem (docx)

Austin Dillon a poem (docx)

Cira Garcia a poem (docx)

Elvis Zhao a poem (docx)

Esther Da Costa a poem (docx)

Henry Gibson a poem (docx)

Hilary Di Simone a poem (docx)

Ja Chelle Moore a poem (docx)

Jacqueline Jacobo a poem (docx)

Justin Asitimbay a poem (docx)

Lamar Sheppard a poem (docx)

Luis Balbi a poem (docx)

Michelle Dominguez a poem (docx)

Miguel Moreno a poem (docx)

Santiago Ponce a poem (docx)

Vanessa Aucancela a poem (docx)

Vanessa Troya-Lara a poem (docx)

PS 84 Steinway

4th Grade

Aleksandra Pawlowski a work of art (jpg)

Alice Torres a work of art (jpg)

Armani Barbecho a work of art (jpg)

Christopher Saldarriaga a work of art (jpg)

Chrysoula Agiannitopoulou a work of art (jpg)

Criscuola Justin a work of art (jpg)

Elizabeth Guillen a work of art (jpg)

Esar Ali a work of art (jpg)

Flavio Rodriguez a work of art (jpg)

Gabriella Kosta a work of art (jpg)

Isabel Castro a work of art (jpg)

Jana Aly a work of art (jpg)

Joan Binder a work of art (jpg)

Jose Morales a work of art (jpg)

Justin Criscuola a work of art (jpg)

Kaiya Sciacco a work of art (jpg)

Konstantinos Galeas a work of art (jpg)

Laboy Michael a work of art (jpg)

Leo Rizzi a work of art (jpg)

Lucia La Rosa a work of art (jpg)

Maida Redzepovic a work of art (jpg)

Moon Hai a work of art (jpg)

Moon Hai a work of art (jpg)

Oscar Lopez a work of art (jpg)

Paraskevi Patouhas a work of art (jpg)

Serena Chen a work of art (jpg)

Solis-Romero Stephanie a work of art (jpg)

Stratigakis Evangelos a work of art (jpg)

William Schellhaas a work of art (jpg)

Zoe Lindstrom a work of art (jpg)