Clark resident, Reese Passuth, won first place for her poem “Seasons of Change” in the Arbor Day contest sponsored by the Union County Freeholders along with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board.
Officials asked students in Union County to write an original poem honoring trees.
“I used a tree on the side of my house as my inspiration for the poem,” explained Reese Passuth, a fifth grader at the Frank K. Hehnly School. “During Hurricane Sandy, I thought that we might lose this tree and I wanted to use it as the subject of my poem as a way of saying that I am glad it’s still here.”
More than 50 students county-wide participated in the contest that was open to students in grades 4-8.
Winners were selected by a group of volunteer judges.
The award presentation was at the Union County Freeholders Chambers in Elizabeth, NJ.
Caption: Reese Passuth , fifth grade student at the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark, won first place for her poem “Seasons of Change” as part of the Union County Freeholder’s Arbor Day poetry contest.
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