For Immediate Release: June 13, 2014


2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners, 8th Grade


Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen congratulates the 8th grade winners of the 2014 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Shanli Jiang (R) from the New Providence Middle School took first place. Justice Chukwuma from the Burnett Middle School in Union came in second place. Madeline Dwamena from the Saint Michael School in Union 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)