(New York—June 7, 2014) Judges from the United Nations International School (UNIS), the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese honored four High Tech students in the annual Student Haiku Contest, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. At the Awards Assembly, held at UNIS on Saturday, June 7th, Si Tian Zhang of Kearny earned a Special Mention in the Japanese Division, while Honorable Mentions in the English Division went to Hoboken residents Cara Rosner and Catherine Sander and Jennifer Suarez of North Bergen.
UNIS received approximately 1,450 poems from various schools in the United States and around the world. From among these entries, the judges selected top haiku in eight categories as finalists. Those haikus selected had been displayed in the lobby of UNIS in early June.