2017 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

Dear Participants,

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 troops fighting overseas, 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.


Phil Boyle

2017 Submissions

Beach Street Middle School

6th Grade

Austin a work of art (jpg)

Brandon Ferrera a work of art (pdf)

Camryn a work of art (jpg)

Cheyanne a work of art (jpg)

Claire a work of art (jpg)

Danielle a work of art (jpg)

Kerem a work of art (jpg)

Megan a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas Ferrera a work of art (pdf)

Nick a work of art (jpg)

Olivia Genovese a work of art (pdf)

Sarah a work of art (jpg)

Seamus a work of art (jpg)

Stephen Trama a work of art (pdf)

Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School

6th Grade

Anabelle Laplaca a poem (docx)

Cameron Angelo a poem (docx)

Kadi Haynes a poem (docx)

Lauren Boland a poem (docx)

Mae Noone a poem (docx)

Martin Kalwiss a poem (docx)

Michael Kerr a poem (docx)

Shea Lavery a poem (docx)

Oquenock Elementary School

3rd Grade

Alexa Tamasi a work of art (pdf)

Chris Vaethroeder a work of art (pdf)

Juilianna Tasevoli a work of art (pdf)

4th Grade

Lexie Hofmann a work of art (pdf)

Lily Locovare a work of art (pdf)

5th Grade

Charlye Nicolosi a work of art (pdf)

Emma Grim an essay (pdf)

Evamarie Crosley a work of art (pdf)

Gisella Caminito a work of art (pdf)

Grace Bernholz a work of art (pdf)

Isabella Tussie a work of art (pdf)

Maddy Fifield a work of art (pdf)

Mickey Faulkner a work of art (pdf)

Olivia Randazzo a work of art (pdf)

Ruth C Kinney Elementary School

4th Grade

Mya Dandona an essay (pdf)

South Middle School

6th Grade

Adryanna Cortes a work of art (jpg)

Alex Guevara a work of art (jpg)

Alexandra Vasquez an essay (docx)

Allison Bautista an essay (docx)

Amerah Medina an essay (docx)

Andy Romero an essay (docx)

ANGEL SALVADOR a work of art (jpg)

Anjela Argueta a work of art (jpg)

Ariana Redmond an essay (docx)

Austin Flores an essay (docx)

Betsy Umanzor an essay (docx)

Brandon Barahona an essay (docx)

Cameron a work of art (jpg)

Christina Jean Pierre a work of art (jpg)

Derek Madrid an essay (docx)

Diego Capellan a work of art (jpg)

Erick Saquicaray a work of art (jpg)

Geyline Acosta a work of art (jpg)

Giselle Garcia an essay (docx)

Halle Ochoa a work of art (jpg)

Isa Melara an essay (docx)

Isabella Ruiz an essay (docx)

Ivania Rivera an essay (jpg)

Jack Gutierrez an essay (docx)

Jackeline Ruiz an essay (docx)

jake ali a work of art (jpg)

Jesenia Maldonado an essay (docx)

Jonathan Coreas an essay (docx)

Josephine Anti an essay (docx)

JOSUE GARCIA a work of art (jpg)

Julio Antonio an essay (docx)

Julissa Mendoza an essay (docx)

Jully Hernandez a work of art (jpg)

Karen Gonzalez an essay (docx)

Kevin Diaz an essay (docx)

Kevin Jacome an essay (docx)

Kiery Vasquez an essay (docx)

kimberly lanza a work of art (jpg)

Kishey Nelson an essay (docx)

Leah Melgar an essay (docx)

Marlon Lima a work of art (jpg)

Melody Ceron an essay (docx)

Quarte Grant an essay (docx)

Ronald Perla an essay (docx)

Ryan Rosado a work of art (jpg)

Sajjad Khan an essay (docx)

Susana Landaverde a poem (docx)

Wilson Molina an essay (docx)

yahir crur a work of art (jpg)

Sylvan Avenue Elementary School

4th Grade

Alex Benkov an essay (pdf)

Alexandra Lauzardo an essay (pdf)

Brady Noon an essay (pdf)

Charlotte Kiley an essay (pdf)

Connor Leahy an essay (pdf)

Erik Capobianco an essay (pdf)

Francesco Silvestrini an essay (pdf)

Grace Pietrantoni an essay (pdf)

Jacob Mitchell an essay (pdf)

Jaedyn Faulk an essay (pdf)

Kerrigan Karl an essay (pdf)

Kevin Kelly an essay (pdf)

Luke Robinson an essay (pdf)

Mia Safina an essay (pdf)

Michael Clare an essay (pdf)

Naomi Wilans an essay (pdf)

Tooker Avenue School

1st Grade

Mrs. Pino's First Grade Class a work of art (pdf)