For Immediate Release: June 13, 2014


2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners, 6th Grade


Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen congratulates the 6th grade winners of the 2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Praise Uzuyem (R) from the Burnett Middle School in Union took first place. Gabrielle Aubrey from the Orange Avenue School in Cranford came in second place. Joseph Mallare (not pictured) from the St. Genevieve School in Elizabeth placed third. Contestants, ranging from grades 4 through 8, had to prepare an original work in an effort to promote Arbor Day and creatively show the importance of trees in Union County. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)