2020 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. 


Pete Harckham

2020 Submissions

Carrie E Tompkins School


Naomi Johnson a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

stella kerwin a work of art (jpeg)

Sydney Tulevski a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Beatrice B. an essay (pdf)

Noah S. a work of art (pdf)

Noah Sanzari a work of art (jpeg)

Cedar Knolls Academy

4th Grade

John a poem (docx)

Joseph a poem (docx)

Lamar a poem (docx)

Ozark Ulerich a work of art (docx)

5th Grade

Devin Francis a poem (docx)

Justin a work of art (docx)

Henry H Wells Middle School

6th Grade

Natasha Isabella Larencule a work of art (jpg)

Hudson Valley Christian Academy

3rd Grade

Gia a poem (png)

Kensico School

3rd Grade

Alan Fleitas a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Alexander a work of art (jpeg)

Ryan Fleitas a poem (docx)