UNION COUNTY, NJ – Annie Exi from Kawameeh Middle School took 2nd place for eighth graders in the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski presented resolutions to the 8thgrade winners at the Freeholder’s Meeting Thursday night.

Sean McTernan from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit won 1st place and Eric Teixeira from Duarte-Marti School #28 in Elizabeth won 3rd place.

The contest was open to students from 4th thought 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.