Anna Humann Wins Poster Contest

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First-graders at Connetquot and Timber Point recently participated in the Suffolk County “Be Pool Smart” poster contest in the form of an art lesson, with Connetquot student Anna Humann earning the top prize.

The intention of the contest was to showcase ways to be safe while swimming in the pool this summer. The students brainstormed safety concepts, then came up with ideas of what they could draw and how they could design their posters. Each student drew two practice sketches, deciding what to draw and showcase, how to color, and which colors to use, then chose their best idea for the final version. 

Each Suffolk County legislative district chose one contender from their submissions, and a final judging of those posters by the Suffolk County Legislature’s budget review office selected Humann as the overall winner. Her design will become the cover of this year’s “Be Pool Smart” countywide safety brochure.

Accompanied by her parents, sister, grandmother and art teacher Christina Spera, Humann was presented with a proclamation by Legislator Tom Cilmi.

“This is such an accomplishment for Anna to have her design chosen,” said Spera. “She worked so hard in art class and I am so proud and excited for her. Congratulations to Anna and all of my first-grade students who participated.”

“For many reasons, art is an important component of a child’s education and learning about pool safety saves lives,” said Cilmi. “My congratulations go out to Anna and all of the students who participated, and I especially want to thank Mrs. Spera for inspiring such enthusiasm and creativity among her students.”