Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2019

2019 Union County Arbor Day “Young Writers of Union County” poetry contest

Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Andrea Staten present resolutions of congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Union County Arbor Day “Young Writers of Union County” poetry contest. The 2019 winners are:

4th Grade

  • 1st Place –Adriana Fernandez, School No. 5, Linden
  • 2nd Place – Max Markho, Saint Bartholomew Academy, Scotch Plains
  • 3rd Place – Sharika Dhar, Mountain Park School, Berkeley Heights

5th Grade

  • 1st Place –Arianna Kaban, Jefferson School, Westfield
  • 2nd Place – Declan Corrigan, Holy Trinity, Westfield
  • 3rd Place – Leo Quinonez Ruggiero, Lincoln School, Garwood

6th Grade

  • 1st Place –Adam Schupak, Lincoln School, Garwood
  • 2nd Place – Richard Howard, Lincoln School, Garwood
  • 3rd Place – Annelyse Zaccaria, Holy Trinity School, Westfield

7th Grade  

  • 1st Place –Alyssa Schlauberg, Lincoln School, Garwood
  • 2nd Place – Jackie Link, Edison Intermediate School, Westfield
  • 3rd Place – Caroline Kircher, Edison Intermediate School, Westfield

8th Grade

  • 1st Place –Kelly Hanratty, Deerfield Middle School, Mountainside
  • 2nd Place – Aeden Paredes, Lincoln School, Garwood
  • 3rd Place – Mackenzie Cruz, Lincoln School, Garwood

All contestants ranging from grade 4 through grade 8 prepared an original work in an effort to promote Arbor Day and creatively show the importance of trees in Union County.

(Photos by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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