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. 


Roxanne J. Persaud

2019 Submissions

Christopher Avenue Community School

5th Grade

JHS 78 Roy H Mann

6th Grade

Abigail De Dios a work of art (jpg)

Afzal Akhtar a work of art (jpg)

Farah Abdelaal a work of art (jpg)

Leticia Carrillo a work of art (jpg)

Midwood Catholic Academy


Henoc Jean Baptiste a work of art (pdf)

Jaden Loristin a work of art (pdf)

Lincoln Monroe Walker a work of art (pdf)

Zaiden Gittens a work of art (pdf)

3rd Grade

Jamilah Diegue a work of art (pdf)

Zyan Cardichon a work of art (pdf)

4th Grade

Angela Saint Fort a poem (pdf)

Erin Carter a poem (pdf)

Joshua Joseph a work of art (pdf)

Maleeah Joseph a work of art (pdf)

Our Lady Of Trust Catholic Academy

6th Grade

Various an essay (docx)

PS 194 Raoul Wallenberg


Zoe Cuce a work of art (jpeg)

1st Grade

Adn Adnan an essay (jpeg)

2nd Grade

Mackenzie Evans an essay (jpg)

Zuhayr Chaudhry a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Amna Zaman an essay (jpeg)

Fatima Adman an essay (jpeg)

5th Grade

Hajer Saleh an essay (docx)

Sundus Chaudhry an essay (jpg)

Tasmia Ashraf an essay (docx)