Erin Heaning, a seventh grader, at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark won a poetry contest sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Recycling & Planning.
Heaning will be honored at an awards ceremony on Oct. 16 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.
Heaning's poem was about the importance of recycling and its impact on our environment.
“Erin’s poem was very well-written and clearly communicated an essential message about recycling," said Christine Casale, Heaning's teacher. "Our school is extremely proud of her achievement.”