SCOTCH PLAINS—The Union Catholic Environmental Club held an Arbor Day Tree Dedication and Blessing Ceremony on April 23. The ceremony was led by the club’s Executive Board and adviser, Bill Boyar. The service celebrated Union Catholic’s commitment to the environment and included a blessing by Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, Principal, of the 131 new trees that were recently planted on the school’s property. Sister Mary Raymond, founder of the club 30 years ago, was a special guest in attendance at the event.
Members of the Environmental Club Executive Board pose with one of the newly planted trees. (From left to right): Katie Bricki ’13 of Linden, Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, Braeden Rembert ’12 of Irvington, Victoria Lopes ’12 of Union, Trevor Miranda ’13 of Union, Samantha Burkhardt ’15 of Clark, Avery McWilliams ’13 of Plainfield, and Robert Vagueiro ’13 of Hillside (Photo courtesy of Union Catholic)