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

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 kindergarten through six. The poster contest serves as an engaging and educational activity aimed at enlightening students about the importance of water conservation while providing an outlet for their creativity.

“The Plainview Water District extends a heartfelt thanks to each of the students and their teachers for their participation in our 2024 poster contest,” said PWD Commissioner Marc Laykind. “The artwork and creativity put forth in each of the winning submissions showcases the artistic skills and understanding of the importance of water conservation. The District looks forward to continuing this wonderful annual tradition, fostering water awareness and inspiring future generations to protect this vital resource.”

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

  • Kindergarten
    • First Place – Ruby Waiser 
    • Second Place – Blake Marshak
    • Third Place – Caiden Lin
  • Grade 1
    • First Place – Gia Yoon
    • Second Place – Sam Pahl
    • Third Place – Michaela Bednarik
  • Grade 2
    • First Place – Aarohi Gawde
    • Second Place – Andrea Wang
    • Third Place – Juliana Mikhail
  • Grade 3
    • First Place – Julia Bellofatto
    • Second Place – Ayden Chen
    • Third Place – Isabelle Mrakovcic
  • Grade 4
    • First Place – Jason Ziqian Huang
    • Second Place – Dana Yoon
    • Third Place – Charlie Saslowsky 
  • Grade 5
    • First Place – Elena Choe
    • Second Place – Kaitlyn Chen
    • Third Place – Hunter Hogan
  • Grade 6
    • First Place – Briana Lynch
    • Second Place – Stella Tauz-Del Aguila 
    • Third Place – Ryan Babich

“As we celebrate the winners of this year’s poster contest, all of us at PWD are continually amazed by the outstanding work the students produce each year,” said PWD Commissioner Andrew Bader. “The creativity and dedication to water conservation are truly wonderful. Our partnership with the POB schools is invaluable, and we are committed to continue working with them in any capacity to ensure students understand the value and importance of water.”

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 5, 2024 at its headquarters.

“The District looks forward to our annual poster contest all year, as it brings immense excitement as we get the opportunity to meet with students and witness their knowledge of water conservation translated into impressive artwork,” said PWD Commissioner Michael Chad. “We hope that this fun activity encourages them to adopt water conservation practices in their daily lives and to remind their families and friends to do the same.”

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.

(L-R) The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Andrew Bader, Michael Chad  and Marc Laykind  joined by the winners of the 2024 PWD Water Conservation Poster Contest.