Safety First Student Earns Top Spot for Poster

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Congratulations to Washington Drive Primary School first-grader Max Orza, who was recently honored by Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. as the first place winner of the annual “Be Pool Smart” poster contest in the 18th Legislative District!

The contest, which was established in 2007, encourages pool safety by giving elementary school students the opportunity to create a poster showcasing how to stay safe when near the water.

Legislator Spencer visited the school to speak with Orza, his family, Principal Maureen Kelly and Assistant Principal Tara Falasco, where he presented the student with an official proclamation and thanked him for his excellent work.

“By doing this, you help talk to other young people and tell them that you need to be safe around pools,” said Legislator Spencer.

Orza, who has a pool at his own home, created the poster with the words, “Be Pool Smart” and “Always Swim with a Buddy,” in large letters. He also drew arrows, signs and illustrations to stress how to stay safe.