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RTA's 2020 USTA Foundation Annual NJTL Essay Contest Winners

"How do you strive for success in terms of character development, tennis, and education?"


Forty-six Raleigh youth, between the ages of 10 - 18, answered this question for this year's USTA Foundation National Junior Tennis and Learning Essay Contest. What an outstanding group of individuals from the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County!


While all the entries were inspiring, we could only pick three winners -- one in each age group -- 10U, 14U, and 18U.


10 and Under: Charles Stanbury, from the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club 

14 and Under: Ellie Smith, from the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club 

18 and Under: R'mani Henry, from the Raleigh Girls Club

From left to right:

- Charles and Ashley Hohenberger, Club Director, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club 

- Ellie

- R'mani and Kourtney Barnes, Health & PE Director, Raleigh Girls Club


Essay winners were awarded the following prizes:

We invite you to listen to them share their winning essays.


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