UNION COUNTY, NJ - Students the Union County 4-H program traveled to New Brunswick last Saturday to participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest at Rutgers University.

Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and were recognized with “Very Good,” “Excellent” and “Best in Room” awards.

Pictured from (left-right): James Brodowski of Cranford (License Plates of the United States), Anthony Batkiw of Kenilworth (Yellowstone Super Volcano), Alicia Neal of Roselle (Digestive System of Dogs and Complications), Henrique Alvez of Hillside (The Euro Crisis), Ayomiposi and and Issac Oluwakuyide of Union ((William Shakespeare and The Rubiks Cube), and Jim Nichnadowicz, Union County 4-H Agent.

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Not in picture: Kyle Grant of Union, Jack Morel of Fanwood and Nikhil Choudhary of New Providence.

Union County 4-H is a youth development program run by the in the Rutgers Cooperative Extension and supported by the Freeholder Board, serving students in grades 1-12.

For information on joining a 4-H club or volunteering as an adult club leader email jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org or visit online at ucnj.org/rce. Photo: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.