June 13, 2014 at 10:31 PM
UNION COUNTY, NJ - Students from across Union County participated in the 2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen congratulated the winners.
Dana Skerker, from the Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights took first place. Paige Kelly, from the St. Genevieve School in Elizabeth came in second place and Christy Zheng, from Roselle Park Middle School placed third.
Contestants, ranging from grades 4 through 8, had to prepare an original work in an effort to promote Arbor Day and creatively show the importance of trees in Union County.