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. 


Timothy M. Kennedy

2022 Submissions

Bishop Timon-Saint Jude High School

9th Grade

charlie clifford a work of art (jpg)

10th Grade

Andrew Wichman a work of art (jpg)

Brendan gossling a work of art (jpg)

Gary Purdue Jr a work of art (jpg)

Ian Wasielewski a work of art (jpeg)

James Kruszka a work of art (txt)

11th Grade

Anthony Skutnik a work of art (txt)

daniel martineck a work of art (jpg)

Jason a work of art (pdf)

Kevin Priore a work of art (jpeg)

12th Grade

Brendan a work of art (jpeg)

Marcus Trotter a work of art (jpeg)

Cantalician Center For Learning, Inc


Mrs. Michaels, Room 153 a work of art (jpeg)

Martin Road Elementary School

5th Grade

Alexandra Delgado an essay (pdf)

Bryanna Prentice an essay (pdf)

Bryton Fagan an essay (pdf)

Dominick Gent an essay (pdf)

Gabrielah Bollinger an essay (pdf)

Hamza Alawdi an essay (pdf)

Hayleigh Plandowski an essay (pdf)

Jayden Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

Jonathan Wozniak an essay (pdf)

Khloe Jimerson-Neal an essay (pdf)

Lance Rosenow an essay (pdf)

Logan Wozniak an essay (pdf)

Marley Altmann an essay (pdf)

Michael Banas an essay (pdf)

Mused Almontaser an essay (pdf)

Mya Lindsay an essay (pdf)

Nova Clark an essay (pdf)

Omar Alqadri an essay (pdf)

Reem Albaneh an essay (pdf)

Sophia Drozdowski an essay (pdf)

Tasneem Barman an essay (pdf)

Taya Alexander an essay (pdf)