ELIZABETH, NJ – The city can add five, aspiring poets to its list of achieving residents. Five Elizabeth students had winning poems in the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

The contest, which was open to students from the fourth to the eighth grade, was sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Share Tree Advisory Board.

Elizabeth’s winning poets:

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Fifth Grade, Second Place: Liemary Arvelo, Duarte-Marti School 28 (not pictured)

Fifth Grade, Third Place: Aelyn Moran, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sixth Grade, Second Place: George Cueva, Duarte-Marti School 28 (not pictured)

Seventh Grade, First Place: Mateo Vasques, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Eighth Grade, Third Place: Eric Teixeira, Duarte-Marti School #28 (not pictured)