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. 


Sincerely,

Neil D. Breslin


2021 Submissions

Albany Leadership Charter High School For Girls

6th Grade

Afraa Almelhim an essay (pdf)

Elizabeth Kittle an essay (pdf)

Gabby Davis an essay (pdf)

Karizma Bankhead an essay (pdf)

Mikaela Buish a poem (pdf)

Taneyah Davenport an essay (pdf)

Hebrew Academy Of The Capital District

Kindergarten

Eitan Ginsburg a work of art (jpg)

Henry Johnson Charter School

2nd Grade

A'Narii Ford a work of art (jpg)

Ah'Majesty Paulk a work of art (jpg)

Aiden McBride a work of art (jpg)

Aj'Miar Grandberry a work of art (jpg)

Anahis Rosario a work of art (jpg)

Arabell Benitez a work of art (jpg)

Ayden Williams a work of art (jpg)

Charmz Flanders a work of art (jpg)

Da'shie Baker a work of art (jpg)

Daniella Garland a work of art (jpg)

Dejon Harvey a work of art (jpg)

Egan Corbin-Willocks a work of art (jpg)

Emrys Johnson a work of art (jpg)

Evelyn Wright a work of art (jpg)

Gamalina Knight a work of art (jpg)

Gavin Pagan a work of art (jpg)

Isabella Moore a work of art (jpg)

Jahnaisha Harris a work of art (jpg)

Jaiden Thomas a work of art (jpg)

Janecia Moore a work of art (jpg)

Janiyah Watson a work of art (jpg)

Jaquan Hough a work of art (jpg)

Jasarah Watson a work of art (jpg)

Jose Bautista-Sanchez a work of art (jpg)

Kareem Smith a work of art (jpg)

Karter-Lee Hines a work of art (jpg)

Kevin Permaul a work of art (jpg)

Kristal Ramos a work of art (jpg)

Kyle Ellis a work of art (jpg)

Leilani Gilgeous a work of art (jpg)

Mariana Cruz a work of art (jpg)

Mason Beepat a work of art (jpg)

Mila Williams a work of art (jpg)

Mya Moody a work of art (jpg)

Nay-Mia Tolbert a work of art (jpg)

Naze Fason a work of art (jpg)

Nehemias Castro-Acosta a work of art (jpg)

Nylia Cano-Black a work of art (jpg)

O'Hana Rogers a work of art (jpg)

Omari Gordon a work of art (jpg)

Sahari Burgin a work of art (jpg)

Sanyi Vinson a work of art (jpg)

Shakhi Redding a work of art (jpg)

Shakhr Redding a work of art (jpg)

Zariiya Parker a work of art (jpg)

Zavon Mcintosh a work of art (jpg)

Zaymere Bryant a work of art (jpg)

Zayvion Cain a work of art (jpg)

Zynall-Lydia Kehmoka a work of art (jpg)

Zyquan Wright a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Acarii Durr a work of art (jpg)

Ah'Liyah Brown a work of art (jpg)

Ahliyah Donovan a work of art (jpg)

Alivia Myrick a work of art (jpg)

Allysah Kennedy a work of art (jpg)

Anariana Gooden-Watkins a work of art (jpg)

Arabella Secor a work of art (jpg)

Cire Trantham a work of art (jpg)

Danyia Moore a work of art (jpg)

Davion Khalid a work of art (jpg)

Devon Williams a work of art (jpg)

Eilyjiah Ballinger a work of art (jpg)

Evelyn Fantroy a work of art (jpg)

Izadeyae Taylor-Fredricks a work of art (jpg)

Jade Avila a work of art (jpg)

Jai'Ajza Carver a work of art (jpg)

Jamar Whitley a work of art (jpg)

Jayvion Mitchell a work of art (jpg)

Jivan Calderon-Diaz a work of art (jpg)

Justice Jeffrey a work of art (jpg)

Kaitlyn Loja-Loja a work of art (jpg)

Kayleigh Eshun a work of art (jpg)

King Mitchell-Diggs a work of art (jpg)

King Williams-Vinianne a work of art (jpg)

Lajuan Morales a work of art (jpg)

Madison Brown a work of art (jpg)

Malik Smith a work of art (jpg)

Mar'quan Perrin a work of art (jpg)

McKayla Ellis a work of art (jpg)

My'Lina Gordon a work of art (jpg)

Nyiare Farmer-Pounds a work of art (jpg)

Reign Smith a work of art (jpg)

Sahara Brown a work of art (jpg)

Syria Vinson a work of art (jpg)

Ta'zhii Lockett a work of art (jpg)

Tyler Drayton a work of art (jpg)

Tyrell Jones a work of art (jpg)

Zahmire Barnhill a work of art (jpg)

Zayden Moore a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Andre Tindall a work of art (jpg)

Aniyah Knox a work of art (jpg)

Barack Brown a work of art (jpg)

Dreona Easley a work of art (jpg)

Jay'leen Hayes a work of art (jpg)

Jeremiah Wilson a work of art (jpg)

Julisa Underwood a work of art (jpg)

Julius Neeley a work of art (jpg)

Makayla McIntosh a work of art (jpg)

Malaysia Owens a work of art (jpg)

My'Aaine Laws a work of art (jpg)

Ray'miere Tarver a work of art (jpg)