John F. Kennedy Intermediate School student Angel Bachez of Deer Park was recently honored by Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly as the Legislative District 17 2018 “Be Pool Smart” poster contest winner. Established in 2007, the competition invites elementary school students to promote the importance of pool safety by creating a poster that illustrates one or more safety tips.
One poster is selected from all of those submitted to be used as part of a countywide message from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in its seasonal safety campaign. Entries were submitted by students from throughout Legislator Donnelly’s district and Angel’s colorful and creative design was named District 17 winner.
Each contest participant received a Certificate of Distinguished Achievement and Angel was awarded a special Suffolk County Proclamation from Legislator Donnelly in front of his classmates, Associate Principal Ms. Kelly Benson and teacher Ms. Ann Bullis.
“The ‘Be Pool Smart’ poster contest is a fun way to engage children in spreading the important message about how a few simple steps and precautions can help us avoid tragedies around swimming pools,” said Legislator Donnelly. “While there were many great entries, Angel’s stood out from the rest, and I thank him for using his talents to help make this a safer summer for everyone.”
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Legislator Tom Donnelly honors John F. Kennedy Intermediate School student Angel Bachez of Deer Park at the Legislative District 17 2018 “Be Pool Smart” poster contest.