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Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Winners

August 7, 2002 11:57 AM

USTA Southern Section would like to congratulate the Sectional winners of the USA Tennis NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. Each applicant submitted a 300 word or less essay answering the question, “Why is Arthur Ashe a Sports Legend?” The essays were judged based on knowledge of Arthur Ashe, message clarity and writing style. The USA Tennis NJTL subcommittee selected the following winners from each age and gender category: Martin Eugene Townsend (Boys-10), Amol Sura (Boys-12), Jaseen C. Hardin (Boys-14), Rebecca Hyman (Girls-10), Jewel Burks (Girls-12), Angelica Howard (Girls-14), and Kimberly M. Hardin (Girls-16).

Each Sectional winner received a USA Tennis NJTL plaque and were considered at the national level to win a trip to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 24, 2002. National winners are selected from across the country and have the opportunity to have lunch with former NYC mayor, David Dinkins, they are seated with USTA President, Merv Heller at AAKD, and enjoy a Broadway show!

Congratulations to National Winner Jewel Burks of Mobile, Alabama!




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