Legislator Tom Cilmi presented a proclamation to Anndrea Pumay, winner of this year’s “Be Pool Smart” poster contest. Anndrea is a third grade student from JFK Elementary School in East Islip. Having been selected by Legislator Cilmi as the 10th District winner, Anndrea’s poster was submitted and subsequently chosen by the Legislature’s Budget Review Office as the overall County-wide winner. More than 200 entries were submitted to Legislator Cilmi’s office alone.
Due to COVID, the Legislature was not able to honor last year’s contestants so Legislator Cilmi also presented a certificate to Alyssa Toala, a second grade student from Connetquot Elementary School in Islip Terrace, whose poster placed second in the 2020 County-wide contest.
Legislator Cilmi said, “Anndrea is the third County-wide winner from the 10th District in the last twelve years, all of whom came from the East Islip School District. That tells me two things: first, we have some really creative young people in East Islip; second, we have some very inspiring teachers. My congratulations go to Anndrea and her teacher Mrs. Wilson, and my thanks goes to all those students and teachers who participated.”