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. 


Robert G. Ortt

2019 Submissions

Oak Orchard School

3rd Grade

Antonio Rizzo a poem (docx)

Cooper Smith a poem (docx)

Emma Dumrese a poem (docx)

Maia a poem (docx)

Peyton Allen a poem (docx)

Peyton Morgott a poem (docx)

Saint John Lutheran School

4th Grade

Adelaide an essay (pdf)

alex an essay (pdf)

Averie an essay (pdf)

Eli an essay (pdf)

Elizabeth an essay (pdf)

Elyse an essay (pdf)

Isaac an essay (pdf)

Isaiah an essay (pdf)

Jacob an essay (pdf)

John an essay (pdf)

Liam an essay (pdf)

Lydia an essay (pdf)

Makayla an essay (pdf)

Milo an essay (pdf)

Olivia an essay (pdf)

Trent an essay (pdf)

Terry Taylor Elementary School

4th Grade

Jabin a work of art (jpg)