The 2017 Salem MLK Community Breakfast was sponsored by Mt. Pisgah AME Church.
Stand Up For Salem proudly partners with the church and Salem City Schools to recognize the winners of the annual essay contest.
Three of the four overall winners are shown in this photograph.
It's taken several hundred years, but the mighty Salem Oak has made it to No. 1.
The landmark tree on West Broadway is now ranked as the largest white oak tree in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
But being ranked No. 1 in the state did come at a price. What had once been declared the largest white oak in the state in Freehold, Monmouth County, died last year, according to NJDEP Spokesman Larry Hajna.