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.


Sue Serino

2018 Submissions

Poughkeepsie Sda Elementary School

1st Grade

Ashlyn Barrett a work of art (jpg)

Leah Aming a work of art (jpg)

Sharliz Barrett a work of art (jpg)

Thavion Scott a poem (jpg)

2nd Grade

Christopher Marshall a work of art (jpg)

Israel Bustamante a poem (jpg)

Leah Taylor a work of art (jpg)

3rd Grade

Amala Smith a work of art (jpg)

Dempya Reid a work of art (jpg)

Estrella Cortes a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Isabella Bustamante a work of art (jpg)

Katie Marshall a work of art (jpg)

Keima Worme a work of art (jpg)

Lila Faith Ortiz a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Stephanie Bustamante a work of art (jpg)

Saint Denis/saint Columba School

5th Grade

Avery Stokosa a poem (docx)

Griffin Kinahan a poem (docx)

Isabella Breining a poem (docx)

Jadyn Menuau a poem (docx)

Jane Kennedy a poem (docx)

John Cassidy a poem (docx)

John Reilly a poem (docx)

Kyra Courtemanche a poem (docx)

Lyla Perez a poem (pdf)

Rocco Maggio a poem (docx)

Rory Courtemanche a poem (docx)