Queens lawmaker encourages students to submit artwork for Senate Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Thanksgiving artwork contest
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Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is encouraging students in his district to participate in this year’s New York State Senate Thanksgiving Day Celebration by creating a piece of art that demonstrates what qualities they have that they’re thankful for. 

Participating students in kindergarten through grade 12 can electronically submit — in JPEG or PDF format — an original poem, one-page essay or artwork expressing what qualities they have that they are thankful for to Addabbo’s website. All submissions will be published on Addabbo’s website, and participating students will receive a certificate from the senator thanking them for taking part in the celebration. Teachers may also submit students’ artwork to Addabbo’s website. 

“With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, now is usually the time of year where we look back on what we have done throughout the year and what we have to be thankful for,” Addabbo said. “I want to encourage the students in my district to let their creativity flow and show us — either in words or a piece of artwork — what qualities they possess that they are thankful for. Everyone has qualities that they can be proud of, whether that is being good at sports, getting good grades or helping out around your community, and we are looking to celebrate all of our great qualities.” 

The Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 18. 

If you have any questions about this endeavor, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.