Lisha Kill student wins NYWEA/NYSDEC poster contest

Lisha Kill student Ms. Le's winning submission for the “Protect Our Watershed” poster contest.
Lisha Kill student Ms. Le’s winning submission for the “Protect Our Watershed” poster contest.

Recently, Lisha Kill Middle School student Nguyet-Vien Le received notification from the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) that she was one of 14 finalists to win the “Protect Our Watershed” poster contest. This year, participating students from 16 schools across New York state submitted art work to be considered for this year’s campaign. Out of that group, 14 finalists were selected by online voting performed by NYSDEC’s Division of Water staff and NYWEA members. The winning posters will be featured in a 2022 calendar.

“What a tremendous honor this is for Vien to be recognized for her outstanding contribution to this meaningful and worthwhile contest,” said Supervisor of STEAM Programming Mr. Bearup. “The NY Water Environment Association encourages students to learn about their role in the watershed they live in and how to conserve and protect our water resources, now and for future generations.  Vien’s contribution to the contest provides clear evidence that she values the importance of preserving our natural resources and possesses the artistic ability to clearly express the understanding she has of her role in this process.  Congratulations to Vien on a job well done!”

In addition, Ms. Le will be presented with a framed copy of her winning entry and the calendar once it’s completed. As a district, we would like to thank the NYWEA and NYSDEC for organizing this campaign. We would also like to recognize Ms. Le for her creativity and interest in preserving a safe water environment for all New Yorkers to enjoy and respect.