SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the board recognized a district student with a selected writing in last month's Springfield Library writing contest.

Sixth-grader Ahmad Khizar, who goes to Florence M. Gaudineer School, won the contest put on by the Springfield Public Library. The contest was open to students from all over Union County, in grades six through 10.

Khizar was one of two winners, selected for his entry, titled 'A Spooky Halloween in Springfield.' As a result of winning, he was gifted a 10 dollar Barnes and Noble gift card.

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For Springfield BOE President Scott Silverstein, Khizar's win is good, because it shows that students in the district have a track record of success.

"It's always great to see our students recognized for what they do," Silverstein said. "Whether it's programs that they participate in through school or those out in the community.

"The fact that the Springfield Library was sponsoring this contest, and one of our students participated and was recognized is very gratifying to the student and their family, and for us to be able to congratulate them."