2022 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. 


Roxanne J. Persaud

2022 Submissions

Saint Bernard Catholic Academy

8th Grade

Annabella Mineo an essay (pdf)

Ari Khodorovsky an essay (pdf)

Arielle Joseph an essay (pdf)

Asia Nedd an essay (pdf)

Ava Alario an essay (pdf)

Bianca Bella Mastroviti an essay (pdf)

Brendon Salomon an essay (pdf)

Brooke Bailey an essay (pdf)

Daniel Granatstein an essay (pdf)

Gabriella Piccirillo an essay (pdf)

Hailey DeNoia an essay (pdf)

Isabella Malvataj an essay (pdf)

Joseph Ragusa an essay (pdf)

Justin Dalton an essay (pdf)

Kimora Meristil an essay (pdf)

Margaret Adams an essay (pdf)

Naomi Guitaud an essay (pdf)

Nicolette Guglielminetti an essay (pdf)

Nicolette Moore an essay (pdf)

Paitynn Morency an essay (pdf)

Rafaella Andreani an essay (pdf)

Roger Casado an essay (pdf)

Shiloh Griffith an essay (pdf)

Sofia Sammartano an essay (pdf)

Stephen Baez an essay (pdf)

Tyler St. Lewis an essay (pdf)

Victoria Brijbukhan an essay (pdf)