Hauppauge, NY - June 16, 2016 - At the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature on June 1st, Elysia Tiess from the Longwood School District was honored for winning the “Be Pool Smart” poster contest.
Each year, with a resolution sponsored by Legislator William Spencer, the county hosts the “Be Pool Smart” contest to raise awareness about the important of pool safety and to help prevent incidences of drowning. Students are asked to participate by creating a poster with relevant pool safety tips. The winning poster is displayed on the front cover of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ pool safety brochure.
“I am proud of all the students who submitted entries for the ‘Be Pool Smart’ contest. The posters will help raise awareness about pool safety throughout Suffolk County,” said Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker. “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Elysia for her hard work and dedication to safety. She is an exceptional role model for all of her peers.”
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Department of Health Services’ pool safety brochure, please contact the office of Legislator Anker at (631) 854-1600.