District Continues Partnership with Plainview-Old Bethpage School District in Artistic, Educational Activity About Water Conservation

(L-R) The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Andrew Bader, Marc Laykind and Michael Chad  joined by the finalists of the 2023 PWD Water Conservation Poster Contest.

Plainview, N.Y.—The Plainview Water District (PWD), as part of its Preserve Plainview initiative, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s water conservation poster contest. The PWD, in partnership with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District, launches this program every spring for students in the community grades one through six. This poster contest serves as an exciting educational activity to help teach students about the importance of water conservation, while letting them express their own creativity.

“The Plainview Water District thanks all of the students and their teachers for participating and submitting their amazing artwork to our 2023 poster contest,” said PWD Commissioner Laykind. “Every participant puts forth an incredible amount of effort and creativity into their posters, which makes determining a handful of winners so challenging. The District looks forward to continuing this long-standing tradition with the school district as our youth are an incredibly important part in the conservation of our community’s most precious natural resource.”

The winners for this year’s water conservation poster contest are as follows:

  • Grade 3
    • Eleanor Chan (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Zachary Sohn (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Zoey Kotchek (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Michael Herschfeld (Pasadena Elementary)
  • Grade 4
    • Kaitlyn Chen (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Sharon Cho (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Kiara Bajaj (Pasadena Elementary)
    • Sophie Santoro (Pasadena Elementary)
  • Grade 5
    • Jacob Sciaca – POB Middle School
    • Bhargav Shah – POB Middle School
    • Briana Lynch – POB Middle School
    • Elana Alter – POB Middle School
  • Grade 6
    • Sophie Menzildjian – POB Middle School
    • Lily Newman – POB Middle School
    • Kaitlyn Wang – POB Middle School
    • Ceylin Tumer – POB Middle School

“It is always an honor to get to work with the POB students and to see the time and originality they put into their entries,” said PWD Commissioner Andrew Bader. “Each year, the students amaze us with their submissions and knowledge on water conservation. The goal of this contest is to continue to educate young members of the community on the ways they can help us Preserve Plainview, so that they can bring these lessons with them into adulthood.”

The winners of the water conservation poster contest are selected after deliberation from the PWD’s Board of Commissioners on categories including creativity, design, and overall message. This year, the District collected submissions from students and the finalists were recognized at an award ceremony, which the PWD held on June 21, 2023 at its headquarters.

“It was a wonderful experience to take part in the District’s annual poster contest and to see the unique designs and hard work that goes into the submissions,” said PWD Commissioner Michael Chad. “Every student that participated should be incredibly proud of their work. We hope the knowledge they acquired through this effort will help their parents, friends and other community members to be more mindful of their water usage and will lead to them initiating new conservation measures around their home this summer.”

For further information, or if you have any questions, please call the District at 516-931-6469, email info@plainviewwater.org or visit www.plainviewwater.org. Residents can also sign up to receive information by submitting their email address through the District’s homepage or following them on Facebook in order to stay up-to-date with District activities and initiatives.