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.


Tony Avella

2018 Submissions

PS 32 State Street

5th Grade

5th Grade a work of art (jpg)

Amanda Li a work of art (jpg)

Brandon Suriyathep a work of art (jpg)

Chase Agudo a work of art (jpg)

Fatima Arevall a work of art (jpg)

Kaylie Li a work of art (jpg)

Melody a work of art (jpg)

Selena Fang a work of art (jpg)

Selena Fang a work of art (jpg)

The Lowell School

4th Grade

Amere Edgar an essay (pdf)

Charles Walsh an essay (pdf)

David Pasco an essay (pdf)

Giovanni Graziuso an essay (pdf)

meadow Whitmore an essay (pdf)

Noemi Wallace an essay (pdf)

Vincent Pearn an essay (pdf)

5th Grade

Gia Viveiros an essay (pdf)

Jazmyn Ross an essay (pdf)

Jean Paul Arboleda an essay (pdf)

Litzy Romualdo an essay (pdf)

Lucas Vasquez Rodriguez an essay (pdf)

sahomi ruiz an essay (pdf)

Valentino Garcia an essay (pdf)

6th Grade

ernestina baah a work of art (pdf)