Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (4th L) and Angel G. Estrada (L) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Union County Magnet High School Principal Gwen Seneschal (2nd R), Advisor Debra LaBrun( 2nd L) and students Dina Kapengut (3rd L) of Springfield and Grace Lawrence (4th R) of Union. They are joined by Dr. Thomas Bistocchi (R), Superintendent of Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, and Dr. Carmen Centuolo (3RD R), Union County Superintendent of Schools. The Magnet High School in Scotch Plains was awarded $1,000 to start a sneaker recycling project in conjunction with the National Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program. The entire school will collect worn or unwanted sneakers which will be recycled for use as playground resurfacing material. The Green Grant program will continue this year as part of the 2009 Go Green II initiative recently adopted by the Freeholder Board. All elementary and high schools in Union County are eligible. Applications for 2009 grants, when available, will be sent to school district superintendents. For more information on recycling and budget-wise green tips in Union County, visit www.ucnj.org/greenconnect.