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. 


Sincerely,

Phil Boyle


2021 Submissions

Paul J Bellew Elementary School

2nd Grade

Alina Tahir a work of art (jpeg)

Ariella Mednick a work of art (jpeg)

Ava Doherty a work of art (jpeg)

Avery Pesci a work of art (jpeg)

Caitlin Morgan a work of art (jpeg)

Emma Dellaccio a work of art (jpeg)

Gianna Walsh a work of art (jpeg)

Grace Reed a work of art (jpeg)

Julia Baranski a work of art (jpeg)

Julia Munch a work of art (jpeg)

Lea Ambrose a work of art (jpeg)

Madison Bohnaker a work of art (jpeg)

Mara Fischer a work of art (jpeg)

Matteo Morales a work of art (jpeg)

Mia Procaccio a work of art (jpeg)

Mia Zielinski a work of art (jpeg)

Payton Bohnaker a work of art (jpeg)

Robert Daley a work of art (jpeg)

Sean Monaghan a work of art (jpeg)

Talia Galetta a work of art (jpeg)

Thomas Tupychak a work of art (jpeg)

TJ Brodmerkel a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Aby Williams a work of art (jpeg)

Addy Kelly a work of art (jpeg)

Adrianna Coghill a work of art (jpeg)

Alyssa Capezza a work of art (jpeg)

Anthony Romeo a work of art (jpeg)

Cece Minucci a work of art (jpeg)

Dante Morales a work of art (jpeg)

Dominic Montemaggiore a work of art (jpeg)

Elianna Yeager a work of art (jpeg)

Emelia McKay a work of art (jpeg)

Emma Boccio a work of art (jpeg)

Frankie Ciccolella a work of art (jpeg)

Grace Mc Guinness a work of art (jpeg)

Haleigh Kearney a work of art (jpeg)

Hannah DeBlasio a work of art (jpeg)

Iris Loudon a work of art (jpeg)

Jordan Harrington a work of art (jpeg)

Joseph Nolan a work of art (jpeg)

Katie Kelly a work of art (jpeg)

Kaylee Kouroutis a work of art (jpeg)

Kiera Biggers a work of art (jpeg)

Landon Cogliano a work of art (jpeg)

Lauren Musto a work of art (jpeg)

Mackenzie Nealon a work of art (jpeg)

Mason Monteserrato a work of art (jpeg)

Matthew Murn a work of art (jpeg)

Maya Pellati a work of art (jpeg)

Mia Kegel a work of art (jpeg)

Michael Girardi a work of art (jpeg)

Reid Smith a work of art (jpeg)

Sadie Messing a work of art (jpeg)

Samantha Cava a work of art (jpeg)

Tyler Schulken a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Ella Pesci a work of art (jpeg)

Matthew Murn a work of art (jpeg)

Matthew Murn a work of art (jpeg)

Sofia Rakamaric a work of art (jpeg)

Thomas Emma a work of art (jpeg)

Saint John The Baptist Diocesan High School

11th Grade

Alicia a poem (pdf)

Angelica an essay (pdf)

Anna Anastasiadis a poem (pdf)

Anthony Spadolini an essay (pdf)

Ava Mediavilla a poem (pdf)

Bailey Regan a poem (pdf)

Bridgette Lynch a poem (pdf)

Caelinn Treacy a poem (pdf)

Christina an essay (pdf)

Christopher Dandola an essay (docx)

Danielle a poem (pdf)

Dominic Russo an essay (pdf)

Elisa a poem (pdf)

Elizabeth Thompson an essay (pdf)

Elle Delisle an essay (pdf)

Emily Hamel an essay (docx)

Emily Rothman an essay (pdf)

Emma Eichholz an essay (docx)

Emma Virgilio an essay (pdf)

Finley Regan a poem (pdf)

Gianna a poem (pdf)

Grace O'Connell an essay (pdf)

Isabella Frazzitta a work of art (pdf)

Jason White an essay (pdf)

Jessica Manziak a poem (pdf)

Jonathan Tinti an essay (pdf)

Kasarah an essay (pdf)

Katelyn Bremer a poem (pdf)

Katie Fox a poem (pdf)

Kemi Aliyu an essay (docx)

Kristyn McGuckian an essay (pdf)

Liam a poem (pdf)

Maureen Healy an essay (pdf)

Nicholas an essay (pdf)

Olivia Neumann a poem (pdf)

Patrick C an essay (pdf)

Peyton an essay (pdf)

Rafael a poem (pdf)

Sadie a poem (pdf)

Shane Bellino a poem (pdf)

Terence Liegey an essay (pdf)

Vanessa Monniello a poem (pdf)

Victoria T an essay (pdf)

12th Grade

Alejandro an essay (docx)

Amanda Bashaw a poem (pdf)

Andrew McKenna a poem (pdf)

Brianna Stannish a poem (pdf)

Diana Imbert a poem (pdf)

Emily Lowczyk a poem (pdf)

Emma Hachem a poem (pdf)

Emma Steimle an essay (pdf)

JD Campisi an essay (docx)

Jen Giuliante an essay (docx)

Joseph Pettit a poem (pdf)

Katie Goldstein an essay (pdf)

Krista Graziano an essay (pdf)

Maeve Healy a poem (pdf)

Michael a poem (docx)

Michael Surozenski a poem (pdf)

Olivia Arsenicos a poem (docx)

Rachel Bland an essay (pdf)

Robert an essay (pdf)

Samantha Cannetti an essay (pdf)

Sarah Quatrale an essay (pdf)

Stephen Alfano an essay (pdf)

Taylor Krygier a poem (docx)

Tyler Mullaney a poem (pdf)

Zachary Lewis an essay (pdf)

South Middle School

6th Grade

Brandon Argueta an essay (docx)

Catherine Paredes an essay (docx)

Dafne Souffront an essay (docx)

Derick X. Colon an essay (docx)

Jonathan Zephyr an essay (docx)

Julissa Cruz an essay (docx)

Katherine Nolasco an essay (jpg)

Katherine Nolasco an essay (docx)

Kellyn Rachelle Bonilla an essay (docx)

8th Grade

Aurelio Granados an essay (docx)

Jennifer Gomez a poem (docx)

Jeslie Rosario an essay (docx)

Kiara Pavon-Lopez a poem (docx)

Valentina Idrobo an essay (docx)