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.


Timothy M. Kennedy

2018 Submissions

Buffalo Elementary School Of Technology

5th Grade

Azzam Shikh Ulsouk an essay (png)

Dezire Abdallah an essay (png)

Dhaud Juma an essay (png)

Eh Kaw Htoo an essay (pdf)

Gamal Gabr an essay (png)

Gawhara Alabbadi an essay (pdf)

Ibrahim Omar an essay (png)

Kassem Aldailami an essay (pdf)

Mayyada Suliman an essay (png)

Mohammad Alsalman an essay (png)

Mohammed Al Ameri an essay (pdf)

Olivier Dewayo an essay (png)

Cantalician Center For Learning, Inc

6th Grade

Amarion Dean a work of art (pdf)

Martin Road Elementary School

5th Grade

A'Shya Robinson an essay (pdf)

Amber Daley an essay (pdf)

Atheer Sharian an essay (pdf)

Caroline Kelly an essay (pdf)

D'ajah Dryndas an essay (pdf)

Elaina Uhrinek an essay (pdf)

Hayden Root an essay (pdf)

Mekhi Scott an essay (pdf)

Naseem Dhali an essay (pdf)

Rihanna Mozeb an essay (pdf)

Sanaa Young an essay (pdf)

Shahed Saleh an essay (pdf)

PS 69 Houghton Academy

6th Grade

Amber Rookstool-Woods an essay (docx)

Chaniyah Williams an essay (docx)

Envy Jordan an essay (docx)

Josie Ocampo Hurley an essay (docx)

Julieanna Ocampo Hurley an essay (docx)

Latavia Jones an essay (docx)

PS 74 Hamlin Park Elementary School

5th Grade

Da'riyah M, a poem (jpg)

Destany K, a poem (jpg)

Fay'Niqua D. a poem (jpg)

Nevaeha G, a poem (jpg)

Queen J. a poem (jpg)