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Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest

September 16, 2008 04:52 PM

Congratulations to the Section’s 14 winners of the tenth annual USTA Florida/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest. The 14 winners, ranging in ages 10 to 18 will receive plaques commemorating their strength of character and contribution to tennis in their NJTL program in Florida.

The USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest was open to children, 18 or younger. Each participant had to write an essay responding to the question “How do you exemplify Arthur Ashe?” A USTA Florida subcommittee selected the winning essays based on the author’s knowledge of Arthur Ashe, message clarity, and writing style. The art contest was open to contestants 12 years of age and younger and participants had to submit a drawing or artwork that reflected their response to the question “How do you exemplify the ideals of Arthur Ashe?”

There were a total of 70 essays from Florida and a big thanks goes to the USTA Florida Section review committee that diligently reviewed the essays and chose our ten essay winners in such a quick turn-around time.

“We are proud to recognize these winners and congratulate the more than 2,300 participants who have submitted essays and have used tennis as a vehicle to better their lives and the lives of those in their community," said Barry Ford, Director, Outreach and Advocacy, USTA.

The 10 winners of the 2008 USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest are:

Name NJTL/Hometown

Name

Age

NJTL

City

Trelin Jean-Francois

10

Shandler Hall Community Center

Ft. Myers

Krystal LaMotta

10

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Kaharai Simmons

12

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Jaycie Mattsson

12

Delray Beach Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Delray Beach

Eric Wagner

14

Delray Beach Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Delray Beach

Jazzauria Williams

14

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Alex Terescenko

16

Delray Beach Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Delray Beach

Cicely Davis

16

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Brian Brooks

18

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Natalie Tarr

18

Delray Beach Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Delray Beach

The four winners of the 2008 USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Art Contest are:

Name

Age

NJTL

City

Karmelysa Savin

10

Delray Beach Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Delray Beach

Shawnica Youngblood

10

Malivai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

Zachary Lewis

10

ECTF, Inc. Summer Camp

West Palm Bch

Roscoe Steward

10

Malivai Washington Kids Foundation

Jacksonville

NJTL is a community-driven program supported by the USTA, that significantly impacts the lives of America's youth. NJTL seeks to develop the character of young people through tennis and to emphasize the ideals and life of Arthur Ashe.

 

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