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.


Sincerely,

Todd Kaminsky


2018 Submissions

Davison Avenue Intermediate School

3rd Grade

Noemi an essay (jpg)

Royce an essay (jpg)

Ryan an essay (jpg)

4th Grade

Carlyse P. an essay (jpg)

Gabriel G. an essay (jpg)

Hannah R. #1 an essay (jpg)

Hannah R. continued an essay (jpg)

Izabella H. an essay (jpg)

Kayla F. an essay (jpg)

Malachi H. an essay (jpg)

Matthew W. an essay (jpg)

Melissa T. an essay (jpg)

5th Grade

Carter M. an essay (jpg)

Christian B. an essay (jpg)

Emily P. an essay (jpg)

Esabel M. an essay (jpg)

Justice B. an essay (jpg)

Kristen B. an essay (jpg)

East Elementary School

4th Grade

Aiden an essay (pdf)

angeleah an essay (pdf)

Cameron an essay (pdf)

Ella an essay (pdf)

Keira Duffy an essay (pdf)

MiaRose an essay (pdf)

Noah an essay (pdf)

Noah an essay (pdf)

Tristan an essay (pdf)

Victoria an essay (pdf)

Gotham Avenue School

4th Grade

Miriam Hernandez an essay (jpeg)

5th Grade

Alicha Morisseau an essay (jpeg)

Hend Alyafeai an essay (jpeg)

Marlee Mai Cadet a poem (jpeg)

Mia Foster an essay (jpeg)

6th Grade

Evangeline Thompson an essay (jpeg)

Holy Name Of Mary School

Kindergarten

Bianca Auguste a work of art (jpeg)

Janelle Grullon a work of art (jpeg)

Kayleigh Philitas a work of art (jpeg)

Michael Bacchus a work of art (jpeg)

1st Grade

Alyssa Lau a work of art (jpeg)

Elizabeth Meyers a work of art (jpeg)

Isabella Rodriguez a work of art (jpeg)

Jaelle Farnum a work of art (jpeg)

Jeff Leroy a work of art (jpeg)

MacKensie Goyco a work of art (jpeg)

Thomas Vansiea a work of art (jpeg)

3rd Grade

Arianna Rodriguez a work of art (jpeg)

Jayne So a work of art (jpeg)

Miah Velasquez a work of art (jpg)

Morgan Goyco a work of art (jpeg)

5th Grade

Adriana Roberts a work of art (jpeg)

Azalea Flaherty a work of art (jpeg)

Kayden Molina a work of art (jpeg)

James A Dever School

1st Grade

Julietta Scaglione a work of art (jpeg)

4th Grade

Joseph Rienzi a poem (jpeg)

Leonard Rienzi a work of art (jpeg)

5th Grade

Sienna Davis a poem (pdf)

Lawrence Elementary School At Broadway Campus

5th Grade

Amit an essay (docx)

Anderson Alvarado an essay (pdf)

Andre an essay (pdf)

Andrea Aguilar a poem (pdf)

Andrea Pozuelos a poem (pdf)

Anthony an essay (docx)

Asief an essay (docx)

Ava Reda a poem (pdf)

Ayden an essay (pdf)

chrisromero an essay (pdf)

Christopher an essay (pdf)

Damario an essay (pdf)

Daniel an essay (pdf)

Daniela Escorcia a poem (pdf)

Dennis an essay (docx)

Dolores Tobar Santana a poem (pdf)

Eddie an essay (docx)

Edward an essay (docx)

Edward Constanza a poem (pdf)

Emely Rivas a poem (pdf)

Fernando Larios a poem (pdf)

Genesis Osorio a poem (pdf)

HaileyBrancaccio an essay (pdf)

Isabel an essay (docx)

Jacob an essay (docx)

Jaelyn an essay (docx)

Jairo an essay (docx)

Jayla an essay (docx)

Joshua Cruz a poem (pdf)

Justin Ingles a poem (pdf)

Kathy an essay (pdf)

Kimberly Reyes a poem (pdf)

Lana an essay (pdf)

Lucas an essay (pdf)

Luis Navarrete a poem (pdf)

Lyann Mercado a poem (pdf)

Mariana Soto a poem (pdf)

Marlon Hernandez a poem (pdf)

Mayra Perez Monzon a poem (pdf)

Mykel Gajadhar an essay (pdf)

Na'Riah an essay (pdf)

Naomi Rahman a poem (pdf)

Rachel an essay (docx)

Rosmen Alvarado a poem (pdf)

SamayaBobb an essay (pdf)

Sammy an essay (pdf)

Sebastian an essay (docx)

Sury Velasquez a poem (pdf)

tchandler an essay (pdf)

Wilian Perez Vasquez a poem (pdf)

Zaniyah an essay (pdf)

Lawrence Middle School At Broadway Campus

6th Grade

Ariana an essay (docx)

Boaz an essay (docx)

Christian an essay (docx)

Danielle an essay (docx)

Diana an essay (docx)

Eliel an essay (docx)

Enoch an essay (docx)

Gavin an essay (docx)

Madelyn an essay (docx)

Sevana an essay (docx)

Suaina an essay (docx)

Zarka an essay (docx)

Long Beach Middle School

6th Grade

Anders Berseus a poem (docx)

Anna Wheeler a poem (docx)

Lexie Famighetti a poem (docx)

Saoirse Feerick a poem (docx)

Shea Rehnback a poem (docx)

Robert W Carbonaro School

6th Grade

Melissa an essay (docx)

Waverly Park School

1st Grade

Alexander Mignella an essay (docx)

Alyssa Villatoro an essay (docx)

Andrew Benedict an essay (docx)

Brooke Hoffman an essay (docx)

Charlotte Cangiano an essay (docx)

Chukwuma Agwu an essay (docx)

Dylan Kopelman an essay (docx)

Emerson Callahan an essay (docx)

Frankie Zangari an essay (docx)

Gabriel Horton an essay (docx)

Gio Batista an essay (docx)

Graham Schmieder an essay (docx)

Ibraham Popal an essay (docx)

Isabella Bonfa an essay (docx)

Isabella Khiamova an essay (docx)

Kaius Mitchell an essay (docx)

Lacey Dublin an essay (docx)

Lana Artusa an essay (docx)

Macie Frankel an essay (docx)

Marc Chiomastro an essay (docx)

Marc Giuliani an essay (docx)

Marisa Tavella an essay (docx)

Mattie Dublin an essay (docx)

Mia Magee an essay (docx)

Nicholas Vuotto an essay (docx)

Nuala Jerie an essay (docx)

Pia Barone an essay (docx)

Ryan Pomponio an essay (docx)

Ryder Kastin an essay (docx)

Scarlett Crane an essay (docx)

Sofia Gomez an essay (docx)

Sydeny Carlo an essay (docx)

2nd Grade

Aaron Afazil an essay (docx)

Adam Abir an essay (docx)

Addison Dugan an essay (docx)

Alexander Turman an essay (docx)

Ana Berrios an essay (docx)

Asher Stukov an essay (docx)

Benni Lazri an essay (docx)

Cameron Lewner an essay (docx)

Charley Roemig an essay (docx)

Charlie Celentano an essay (docx)

Cici DiFrancisco an essay (docx)

Daniel Haviken an essay (docx)

Darby Emerson an essay (docx)

Edgar Maghakyan an essay (docx)

Edward Sherman an essay (docx)

Emma Mangieri an essay (docx)

Ethan Janowitz an essay (docx)

Ethan Norris an essay (docx)

Gabrielle Lerner an essay (docx)

Grace Dillard an essay (docx)

Hunter Scholl an essay (docx)

Jacob Ingber an essay (docx)

Julia Jin an essay (docx)

Juliana Becker an essay (docx)

Kylie Park an essay (docx)

Liliana Giuliani an essay (docx)

Luchia Palleschi an essay (docx)

Luke Marinos an essay (docx)

Matthew Barbash an essay (docx)

Melinda Olalde an essay (docx)

Nathaniel Kim an essay (docx)

Owen Ginsberg an essay (docx)

Parker Emerson an essay (docx)

Rosanney Garcia an essay (docx)

Ryan Bowes an essay (docx)

Ryan Ifraimov an essay (docx)

Ryan Kalanthroff an essay (docx)

Sevastian Lerner an essay (docx)

Skylar Lehman an essay (docx)

Veer Goel an essay (docx)

Xavier Enciso an essay (docx)

5th Grade

Addison Cooper an essay (docx)

Brandon Haviken an essay (docx)

Charlie Horton an essay (docx)

Chase Samelson an essay (docx)

Cooper Cordes an essay (docx)

Gabriel Suarez an essay (docx)

Hayden Rosa an essay (docx)

Jacob Wolkoff an essay (docx)

Jake Giddings an essay (docx)

Joeli Deninno an essay (docx)

Julia Palay an essay (docx)

Maximilian Enciso an essay (docx)

Sandra Shvartsman an essay (docx)

Shawn Unger an essay (docx)

Toni Lazri an essay (docx)

West Elementary School

2nd Grade

Dever Lipton an essay (pdf)

Emmett Mitchell an essay (pdf)

Griffin Grier an essay (pdf)

Luke DeRupo an essay (pdf)

Peter Duva an essay (pdf)

SofiaSalamone an essay (pdf)

Theo Haltrecht an essay (pdf)

West End School

5th Grade

Jaime P a work of art (jpg)

Janelle O. a work of art (jpg)

Jeremy N. a work of art (jpg)

Joseph F. a work of art (jpg)

Kameron G. a work of art (jpg)

Kate S. a work of art (jpg)

Maggie M. a work of art (docx)

Makayla J. a work of art (docx)

Melanie P. a work of art (jpg)

Nick G. a work of art (docx)

Wheeler Avenue School

5th Grade

Joseph Albano an essay (docx)

Woodmere Middle School

6th Grade

Abigail Borokhuv an essay (jpg)

Abigail Isakov a work of art (jpg)

Alexis Fulda a work of art (jpg)

Anthony Melnik a work of art (jpg)

Ayesha Taj a poem (jpg)

Camilla Angeles a poem (jpg)

Christopher Garcia-Castro an essay (docx)

Elana Ben-Ari a poem (docx)

Emilia Benjamin an essay (docx)

Emily Brandsdorfer an essay (jpg)

Emily Smukler a poem (docx)

Gabrielle Szalai an essay (jpg)

Gabrielle Szalai an essay (docx)

Harley Honig a work of art (jpg)

Isabela Nolasco a work of art (jpg)

Josh Grinshpun a poem (jpg)

Josh Levy an essay (jpg)

Kfir Hafon a poem (docx)

Nicole Kuznetsov a poem (docx)

Olivia Ziarno a work of art (jpg)

Russell Troyakov a poem (jpg)

Salma Masqudi a work of art (jpg)

Sam Abramovich a work of art (jpg)

Sara Azerrad a work of art (jpg)

Shaniya Jordan an essay (docx)

Sienna LaPaglia a work of art (jpg)

Taylor Amitrano a poem (jpg)

Winter Sherman a work of art (jpg)