2018 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 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.


Rich Funke

2018 Submissions

Bay Knoll Sda School

2nd Grade

Brihanna Lindo an essay (jpg)

Isayah Barro a poem (jpg)

Jade Bailey a poem (jpg)

Joanna Watts an essay (jpg)

Monica Acevedo a poem (jpg)

Ny'Lee Haynes-Jones a poem (jpg)

Tamia Bliss a poem (jpg)

Tyrone Hendrix a poem (jpg)

Yadley D'Haiti a poem (jpg)

5th Grade

Frandley D’Haiti a poem (jpeg)

Hobenson Richelieu a poem (jpeg)

Joshua Watts a poem (jpeg)

Merry Lofty a poem (jpeg)

Say Say Paw a poem (jpeg)

St Kateri School

4th Grade