2020 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. 


Todd Kaminsky

2020 Submissions

East Elementary School

3rd Grade

Jaime Mendoza a work of art (jpg)

5th Grade

Abby a poem (jpg)

Bella a poem (jpg)

Dylan a poem (jpg)

Emma a poem (jpg)

Gabe a work of art (jpg)

Natalia a poem (jpg)

Sofia a work of art (jpg)

Sophia a work of art (jpg)

Forest Road School

4th Grade

Haadiya Noor a poem (docx)

Lido Elementary School

4th Grade

K’myla a poem (jpg)

Lindell Boulevard School

1st Grade

Ryann Jennings a poem (jpeg)

Plaza Elementary School

4th Grade

Bennie a poem (docx)

Joselyn a poem (docx)

Noah a poem (docx)

5th Grade

Austin a poem (docx)

Chloe a poem (docx)

Cordel a poem (docx)

Eva a poem (docx)

Jayden a poem (docx)

Kaleb a poem (docx)

Nick a poem (docx)

School 5

5th Grade

Adriana Canales a work of art (docx)

Amelia Valentino a work of art (docx)

Arianna Manmadhan an essay (docx)

Avery Quinones a poem (docx)

Katherine Burns an essay (docx)

Madeline Howe an essay (docx)

Rebecca Nir an essay (docx)

Rebecca Nir an essay (jpg)

Rebecca Nir an essay (docx)

Zainab Shakir an essay (docx)

William L Buck School

4th Grade

Angelina Marin an essay (pdf)

Chimsom Nebo a work of art (jpg)

Derick Torres an essay (pdf)

Jarett Vito an essay (pdf)

Jayden Jenkins an essay (pdf)

Jessica Munoz an essay (pdf)

Mikaela Rossello an essay (pdf)

Sarah Ramirez a work of art (jpg)

Shayan Raza an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Alyiah an essay (pdf)

Andrew an essay (pdf)

Gabriel an essay (pdf)

Giovanna an essay (pdf)

Jacob an essay (pdf)

Luke an essay (pdf)

Maja an essay (pdf)

Makenzie an essay (pdf)

Rieley an essay (pdf)

Veronica an essay (pdf)

Victoria an essay (pdf)

Yoshua an essay (pdf)