2021 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. 


Sincerely,

Todd Kaminsky


2021 Submissions

East Elementary School

5th Grade

Bella a poem (pdf)

Camila a work of art (jpg)

Dereck an essay (pdf)

Geralynn an essay (pdf)

Isaac an essay (pdf)

Jaaazaniah a work of art (jpg)

Jo'Siyah a work of art (jpg)

Jourdyn a poem (jpg)

Kyano a work of art (jpg)

Lucas an essay (pdf)

Maite an essay (jpg)

Rob an essay (pdf)

Wells a work of art (jpg)

Wells a work of art (jpg)

Plaza Elementary School

5th Grade

Andy a poem (pdf)

Angel a poem (pdf)

Bennie a poem (pdf)

Edward a poem (pdf)

Jayleen a poem (pdf)

Jeremiah a poem (pdf)

Joselyn a poem (pdf)

Noah a poem (pdf)

Peter a poem (pdf)

Sameera a poem (pdf)

Sarah a poem (pdf)

Shanell a poem (pdf)

Valley Stream North High School

8th Grade

Ahed Ilyas an essay (docx)

Ahmed Ayub an essay (docx)

Chris Guttierez an essay (docx)

Christopher Gutierrez an essay (docx)

Dilpreet Kaur Multani an essay (docx)

Jaden Jiminez an essay (docx)

Jayden Jiminez an essay (docx)

Waverly Park School

4th Grade

Francis Zangari an essay (docx)

Giovanni Batista an essay (docx)

Isabella Khaimova an essay (docx)

Lana Artusa an essay (docx)

Macie Frankel a poem (docx)

Mattie Dublin an essay (docx)

Sydney Carlo an essay (docx)

West End School

3rd Grade

Adelise a poem (pdf)

Alejandro a poem (pdf)

Anna a work of art (pdf)

Arlenis a poem (pdf)

Brielle a poem (pdf)

Brody a work of art (pdf)

Christina a poem (pdf)

Diana a work of art (pdf)

Dominick a work of art (pdf)

Drexel a poem (pdf)

Edwin a work of art (pdf)

Edwin a work of art (pdf)

Edwin a work of art (pdf)

Ella a work of art (pdf)

Ella a work of art (pdf)

Ella a work of art (pdf)

Emily a work of art (pdf)

Emily a work of art (pdf)

Emily a work of art (pdf)

Gianna a work of art (pdf)

Gianna a work of art (pdf)

Gianna a work of art (pdf)

Gianna a poem (pdf)

Hudson a poem (pdf)

Hunter a poem (pdf)

Ian a work of art (pdf)

Ian a work of art (pdf)

Ian a work of art (pdf)

Ian a work of art (pdf)

Ishmael a work of art (pdf)

Ishmael a work of art (pdf)

Ishmael a work of art (pdf)

Ishmael a work of art (pdf)

Islam a work of art (pdf)

Islam a work of art (pdf)

Islam a work of art (pdf)

James a work of art (pdf)

James a work of art (pdf)

James a work of art (pdf)

James a work of art (pdf)

John a poem (pdf)

Julia a work of art (pdf)

Julia a work of art (pdf)

Julia a work of art (pdf)

Julianna a poem (pdf)

Kamaya a poem (pdf)

Kaylee a work of art (pdf)

Kaylee a work of art (pdf)

Kaylee a work of art (pdf)

Leo a work of art (pdf)

Leo a work of art (pdf)

Leo a work of art (pdf)

Leo a work of art (pdf)

Lily a poem (pdf)

Logan a work of art (pdf)

Logan a work of art (pdf)

Logan a work of art (pdf)

Luke a poem (pdf)

Maeve a work of art (pdf)

Maeve a work of art (pdf)

Maeve a work of art (pdf)

Maeve a work of art (pdf)

Makayla a poem (pdf)

Marisa Amalfitano a poem (pdf)

Mya a poem (pdf)

Nicky a poem (pdf)

Olivia a poem (pdf)

Paige a work of art (pdf)

Paige a work of art (pdf)

Paige a work of art (pdf)

Ryan a work of art (pdf)

Ryan a work of art (pdf)

Ryan a work of art (pdf)

Rylee a work of art (pdf)

Rylee a work of art (pdf)

Rylee a work of art (pdf)

Sean a poem (pdf)

Sebastian a poem (pdf)

Valesca a work of art (pdf)

Valesca a work of art (pdf)

Valesca a work of art (pdf)

Zoe a poem (pdf)

4th Grade

Adam Bousaid an essay (docx)

Diego Young an essay (docx)

ella bosiaski an essay (docx)

Emma Berk an essay (docx)

Grayson DiFiore a poem (docx)

Kelly Figueroa a work of art (jpg)

Lily Elena an essay (docx)

Melanie DeBernardo an essay (docx)

Sophia Jaikaran an essay (docx)

5th Grade

Adam M. a work of art (jpg)

Aidan P. a poem (jpg)

Allison B. a work of art (jpg)

Anna P. a poem (jpg)

Anthony S. a poem (jpg)

Aric D. a work of art (jpg)

Carmelo a work of art (jpg)

Fiona B. a work of art (jpg)

Isabella E. a work of art (jpg)

Juel M. a work of art (jpg)

Julie S. a work of art (jpg)

Leo K. a work of art (jpg)

Lukas R. a work of art (jpg)

Marcello M. a poem (jpg)

Matthew S. a poem (jpg)

Raymond G. a work of art (jpg)

Ryan W. a work of art (jpg)

Sarah I. a work of art (jpg)

Sofia S. a poem (jpg)

Teddy M. a poem (jpg)

Tyler L. a poem (jpg)