NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After winning a 2018 UC STEP Start Now Grant and participating in the UC STEP “Branches Against Bullying” Civic Engagement Campaign, students from New Providence High School were presented with a check and resolution by Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados on June 7.

Joined by Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Union County Deputy Manager Amy Wagner and Deana Mesaros of the Union County Department of Economic Development, the students were congratulated for their hard work.

UC STEP (Union County Student Training & Enrichment Program) was designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to develop a county-wide community service campaign about a topic they feel is important in their area. In doing this, it teaches them leadership, personal growth skills and responsibility within their communities.

The first place winner school of the UC STEP Start Now Grant “Branches Against Bullying” is Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy in Elizabeth ($1,000). New Providence High School, Union County TEAMS Charter School and Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights received Honorary Mentions ($250 each).