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. 


Patty Ritchie

2021 Submissions

Charles E Riley Elementary School

6th Grade

Aaliyah Turner a poem (jpg)

Aiden W. a work of art (pdf)

Alyssa Britt a poem (jpg)

Angel Lopez, Jr. a poem (jpg)

Ava Hodges a poem (jpg)

Brandy Towne a poem (jpg)

Brennan F. a work of art (pdf)

Brianna Sheridan a poem (jpg)

Brody G. a work of art (pdf)

Caitlin Seidel a poem (jpg)

Carylin Snyder a poem (jpg)

Casey Partlow a poem (jpg)

Colin LaFleur a poem (jpg)

Damien W. a work of art (pdf)

Dominick Buckalew a poem (jpg)

Drake Evans a poem (jpg)

Emma Reynolds a poem (jpg)

Ethan B. a work of art (pdf)

Gaige Fillingham a poem (jpg)

Hailee Haven a poem (jpg)

Jack Schirtz a poem (jpg)

Jessica Romanowski a poem (jpg)

Jomuel R. a work of art (pdf)

Juliette Gordon a poem (jpg)

Julius Garabito a poem (jpg)

Karlee Fountain a poem (jpg)

Kate R. a work of art (pdf)

Kayleen Canales Reyes a poem (jpg)

Kelcey W. a work of art (pdf)

Kelly K. a work of art (pdf)

Kennedy Fountain a poem (jpg)

Kierstin Smith a poem (jpg)

Koston Hawkins a poem (jpg)

Len Lin a poem (jpg)

Lily-Simone Cloonan a poem (jpg)

Lindsay Colasurdo a poem (jpg)

Maddon Carr a poem (jpg)

Mya R. a work of art (pdf)

Sadie S. a work of art (pdf)

Scarlett W. a work of art (pdf)

Scott N. a work of art (pdf)

Sydney Pryor a poem (jpg)

Tayvon Isbell a poem (jpg)

Yana P. a work of art (pdf)

Zeekeil Guy a poem (jpg)