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. 


Pamela Helming

2019 Submissions

Newark Middle School

6th Grade

Julian Augustave a work of art (jpg)

North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School

2nd Grade

Megan Sutton a work of art (pdf)

4th Grade

Carleigh Sutton a work of art (pdf)

South Seneca Elementary School

4th Grade

Isabella McLaughlin an essay (jpg)