UNION, NJ - Each year the American Legion Post #35 of Union sponsors a coloring contest for all fifth grade students in the Township of Union, encompassing Jefferson School, St. Michael’s and Holy Spirit.

This year's theme was the “High Point Monument” located in High Point, NJ.

For the second year in a row, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were from Mr. Desmond Stapleton's class at Jefferson.  The winners are:

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1 st Place ($75.00 award) - Jimena Fonseca

2nd Place ($50.00 award) – Jordan Benjamin

3rd Place ($25.00 award) – Jonathan Castillo

"I am ecstatic to have winners chosen from my classroom two years in a row," said Stapleton.  "It is a testimony to them following directions and paying attention to the details. All of the students worked diligently and precisely on the coloring contest.  All of the winners, are leaders within in our classroom."