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Legislator Donnelly Honors Artistic Southwest Elementary Students For Bicycle Safety Poster Contest Participation

Pictured: Art Teacher Linda Egan, Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly and Assistant Principal Nadine Scott (pictured left) and (right) Brentwood Coordinator of Performing & Fine Arts Angel Perez and Southwest Principal Dr. Karen Kregel honor students who participated in the Suffolk County Bicycle Safety Poster Contest on April 15 at the Southwest Elementary School in Bay Shore.

Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) recently honored several students from Brentwood School District’s Southwest Elementary School in Bay Shore for their creative entries in the legislature’s annual Bicycle Safety Poster Contest. Established by resolution 1082-2021, the Suffolk County Legislature’s Bicycle Safety Poster Contest invites elementary-aged students to submit posters of their creation to their Legislator’s Office, showcasing the importance of riding a bike safely.

Each year, one poster is selected from all of those submitted to be used as part of a countywide handout from the Suffolk County Police Department in its annual bicycle safety campaign. Legislator Donnelly visited Southwest Elementary School on April 15 to recognize the students in Linda Egan’s art class who participated with special County Certificates of Distinguished Achievement. Joining in honoring the students were Southwest Principal Dr. Karen Kregel, Assistant Principal Nadine Scott and Brentwood School District Coordinator of Performing & Fine Arts Angel Perez.

“Bicycling improves mental and physical health, making it a wonderful outdoor activity for everyone, and our Bicycle Safety Poster Contest is a great way to engage our youth in remembering it is essential they follow bike safety rules every time they go for a ride,” said Legislator Donnelly. “The posters submitted by the students from Ms. Egan’s at class poster were informative and creative, and I thank them for using their talents to help get the message out that riding a bike can be both fun and safe.”

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