UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Bette Jane Kowalski presented resolutions to the winners of the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest, including Bianca Barreto from St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains and Angelika Demetrick and Cyril Maliakal from Holy Trinity in Westfield

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 Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board.

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.

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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.

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