Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly recently honored Shahzaibkahn Pathan from May Moore Primary School in Deer Park as his District winner and the County-wide Second Place winner of the 2023 Suffolk County “Be Pool Smart” poster contest. Established in 2007, the annual competition invites elementary school students to promote the importance of pool safety and prevent accidental drowning by creating a poster that illustrates one or more safety tips.
Each year, one poster is selected from all of those submitted to be used as part of a countywide handout 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 Shahzaibkahn Pathan’s was selected as the local winner. His poster was then chosen from all the local district winners as Suffolk County’s Second Place winner. He name was read into the record at the Legislature’s General Meeting on June 6 in Hauppauge and Legislator Donnelly honored him at May Moore on June 8.
“The ‘Be Pool Smart’ poster contest is great way to remind and engage children about the importance of following the rules around swimming pools so they are truly able to both stay safe and enjoy the fun of summer,” said Legislator Donnelly. “Shahzaibkahn’s poster was fun, information and creative, and I thank him for using his talents to help make this a safer summer for everyone.”