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. 


Sue Serino

2019 Submissions

Bulkeley Middle School

6th Grade

Amaia a poem (pdf)

Joslen a poem (pdf)

Violet Mae a poem (pdf)

Eugene Brooks Middle School

5th Grade

Christopher Oros a work of art (png)

Jaselyn Furgeson an essay (png)

Kellie Eisermann a work of art (png)

Levi Elliott a work of art (png)

Mackenzsilea Watson an essay (png)

Sidney Surdam a work of art (png)

Holy Trinity School

5th Grade

Chloe G. an essay (jpg)

Dean H. an essay (jpg)

E. Sherwood an essay (jpg)

Emma R. an essay (jpg)

Emma S. an essay (jpg)

T. Campo an essay (jpg)

Thomas C. an essay (jpg)

Thomas C. an essay (jpg)

6th Grade

Kelly J. an essay (jpg)

Maleac A. an essay (jpg)

T. Scott an essay (jpg)

Tiana S. an essay (jpg)

Vanessa M. an essay (jpg)

Poughkeepsie Sda Elementary School

1st Grade

Aiden Smith a work of art (jpg)

Connor Frank a work of art (jpg)

Janae Simon a work of art (jpg)

Kylie Worme a work of art (jpg)

Phebe Taylor a work of art (jpg)

Warring Magnet Academy Of Science And Technology

3rd Grade

Alivyanna Johnson an essay (jpeg)

America Valecia a work of art (jpg)

Amy Williams a work of art (jpeg)

Asia Jenkins an essay (jpeg)

Bianca White a work of art (jpeg)

Jahmarley Baxter an essay (jpeg)

Japhet Ruiz a work of art (jpg)

Julissa Estrada-Clavel a work of art (jpeg)

Kaili Williams an essay (jpeg)

Ny'Shawn an essay (jpg)

Rashaad Burns an essay (jpeg)

Ricardo Torres-Lopez a work of art (jpg)

Samuel Dolores an essay (jpeg)

Serenity Jean-Baptiste an essay (jpeg)

Sydney Mieth an essay (jpeg)

Thaily Cruz a work of art (jpeg)

Ti-Quaviez King a work of art (jpg)

4th Grade

Italia Mizell a work of art (jpg)

Jadyn Cruz a work of art (jpg)

Kellea Shiles a work of art (jpg)

Sadiya Jones a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Andre Shepherd a work of art (jpeg)

Chance Tangunu a work of art (jpeg)

Lori Castellanos a work of art (jpeg)

Marquez Garrick a work of art (jpeg)