UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski present resolutions to the winners of the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.
The contest was open to students from 4th through 8th grade from schools throughout Union County. The winners were selected by a group of volunteer judges. This event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board.
8th Grade: Sean McTernan from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit won 1st place, Annie Exi from Kawameeh Middle School in Union won 2nd place and Eric Teixeira (not pictured) from Duarte-Marti School #28 in Elizabeth won 3rd place.
7th Grade: Mateo Vasques from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Elizabeth won 1st place, Angelika Demetrick from Holy Trinity in Westfield won 2nd place and Cyril Maliakal from Holy Trinity in Westfield won 3rd place.
6th Grade: Catherine Dustin from the Lincoln School in Garwood won 1st place, George Cueva (not pictured) from Duarte-Marti School #28 in Elizabeth won 2nd place and Eliana Ficarra from Lincoln School in Garwood won 3rd place.
5th Grade: Reese Passuth from Hehnley School in Clark won 1st place, Leimary Arvelo (not pictured) from Duarte-Marti School #28 in Elizabeth won 2nd place and Aelyn Moran from Our Lady Of Guadalupe in Elizabeth won 3rd place.
4th Grade: Bianca Barreto from St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains won 1st place, Phillip Snair from School One in Scotch Plains won 2nd place and Anna Maliakal from Holy Trinity in Westfield won 3rd place.