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. 


Robert G. Ortt

2020 Submissions

Cornerstone Christian Academy

5th Grade

Becky Hendel a work of art (jpg)

Chloe Fuller a work of art (jpg)

Drake School


Lianna Carter a work of art (jpeg)

Mason F a work of art (jpeg)

McKenna S. a work of art (jpeg)

Mia P. a work of art (jpeg)

1st Grade

Jeremiah K a work of art (jpeg)

Lilian a work of art (jpeg)

Vera R. a work of art (jpeg)

2nd Grade

Cora McMaster a work of art (jpeg)

Sienna Fedeson a work of art (jpeg)

William Kearney a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Adison a work of art (jpeg)

Alaina D. a work of art (jpg)

Liam a work of art (jpeg)

Lillianna A. a work of art (jpeg)

Harry F Abate Elementary School

4th Grade

Aiden Barr a poem (png)

Alicia Mendoza a poem (jpeg)

Giana Young a poem (jpeg)

Ireland Boyland a poem (jpeg)

Kailyn Kumrow a poem (jpeg)

Liam Christman a poem (jpeg)

Mya Panell a poem (png)

Mya Spencer a poem (png)

Najee Bridgegorth Jr. a poem (jpeg)

Nelles Henry a poem (png)

Sara Zutell a poem (jpeg)

Tai’Shawn Florence a poem (jpeg)

Taraji Bridgeforth a poem (jpeg)

5th Grade

Alexis Conti an essay (jpg)

Audrey Hood an essay (jpg)

Cameron Holland a work of art (jpg)

David Janese a work of art (jpg)

Jackson Collins an essay (jpg)

Jacob Chilberg a work of art (jpg)

Jeremiah Gilliam an essay (jpg)

Keira Mendoza an essay (jpg)

Lester Cook a work of art (jpg)

Maria Hedgepeth an essay (jpg)

Michael Touma an essay (jpg)

Nathan Howard a work of art (jpg)

Nicholas Mallory II an essay (jpg)

Lewiston-Porter Intermediate School

4th Grade

Colette Ruest a work of art (jpeg)

Tristan Speck a work of art (jpeg)

Lewiston-Porter Primary School

2nd Grade

Emma Seguin an essay (jpeg)

Whitney Seguin an essay (jpeg)

Pratt Elementary School

1st Grade

Jakob Wahl a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Aiden Moen a work of art (jpg)

Aiden Moen a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Kenzie Rose a poem (pdf)

Lillyana Reyes a work of art (jpg)

Saint John Lutheran School

4th Grade

Briella an essay (pdf)

Camryn an essay (pdf)

Christian an essay (pdf)

Daniel an essay (pdf)

Harper an essay (pdf)

Liana an essay (pdf)

Mia D an essay (pdf)

Mia M an essay (pdf)

Nathan an essay (pdf)

Roman an essay (pdf)

Sofia A. an essay (pdf)

Sofia C. an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Audrey an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

Julia an essay (pdf)

Saint Peter School

5th Grade

5th grade a work of art (pdf)

Terry Taylor Elementary School

2nd Grade

Daniela B. a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Andrea P. a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Ava R. a work of art (jpg)