New Providence 8th-Grader Wins Poetry Contest

Shanli Jiang, right, from New Providence Middle School took first place. Justice Chukwuma from the Burnett Middle School in Union came in second place. Madeline Dwamena from the Saint Michael School in Union placed third.Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen is at the left. Credits: James Lowney

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Shanli Jiang, a student at New Providence Middle School, took first place among eighth-graders in the 2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. 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. 

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