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. 


Neil D. Breslin

2019 Submissions

Menands School

6th Grade

Angelina a work of art (jpg)

Angelina Ortiz a work of art (jpg)

Divyasri Bollu an essay (docx)

Divyasri Bollu, a work of art (jpg)

Slingerlands Elementary School

2nd Grade

Mabel a poem (docx)

Watervliet Elementary School

1st Grade

Cora a work of art (jpg)

Djenny a work of art (jpg)

Emma a work of art (jpg)

Erin Irvine a work of art (jpg)

Grace a work of art (jpg)

Landan a work of art (jpg)

Mei'Star a work of art (jpg)

Tyler Thurman a work of art (jpg)