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. 


Patty Ritchie

2019 Submissions

Heuvelton Central School

4th Grade

Ava Blackburn an essay (pdf)

J M Mckenney Middle School

6th Grade

Bennett a work of art (jpg)

Lyme Central School

3rd Grade

Joshua Little a work of art (pdf)

Lana Brown a work of art (pdf)

Olivia Faircloth a work of art (pdf)

Payton Walker a work of art (pdf)

Sicily Drohan a work of art (pdf)

Zoe Hoover a work of art (pdf)

Mannsville Manor Elementary School

3rd Grade

Mollie Gardner an essay (pdf)

Mexico Elementary School

4th Grade

Alexis Jackson a poem (pdf)

Mexico Middle School

5th Grade

D.J. a work of art (pdf)

Jesse a poem (pdf)

Lilah a work of art (pdf)

Morgan an essay (pdf)

Parker an essay (pdf)

Tanner an essay (pdf)

North Elementary School

2nd Grade

Cruz Vazquez a poem (docx)

Henaro Lopez a poem (docx)

James Harrienger a poem (docx)

Jayden Lucena a poem (docx)

Madison Cain a poem (docx)

Meghan Chapman a poem (docx)

Shelby Paris a poem (docx)

Sophia Fleming a poem (docx)

Xavier Johnson a poem (docx)

Pulaski Elementary School

5th Grade

Nicholas Porter a work of art (docx)

Theresa Primary School

2nd Grade

Mrs. Fram's class a work of art (pdf)

Trinity Catholic School

3rd Grade

Abraham Mays an essay (docx)

Agnes Terpening an essay (docx)

Caroline Furlong an essay (docx)

Everett Farella a poem (docx)

Isabella Solazzo an essay (docx)

Jackson duggan an essay (docx)

Lillie Irere Vangorder a poem (docx)

Lucas Kelly a poem (docx)

Nathaniel Jacob Ignacio an essay (docx)

Nicholette Licates an essay (docx)

Nina King an essay (docx)

Rowan Tanner Mott an essay (docx)

Sophie Elizabeth DeCaire a poem (docx)