12th Grade Runner Up
Christina Weber, Newbury High School
Elizabeth Burr, Kenston High School
Benjamin Karyo, Chagrin Falls High School
Allyson Kekedy, Newbury High School
Andrea Rengers, Kenston High School
John Van de Walle, Orange High School
Michael Weimann, Chagrin Falls High School
11th Grade Winner
Riley Kirkpatrick, Chagrin Falls High School
10th Grade Runner-up
Abbey Cloonan, Chagrin Falls High School
Brendan Byrnes, Kenston High School
Michayla Connor, Orange High School
Erin Mast, Kenston High School
Eesha Patel, Orange High School
10th Grade Winner
James Sadowski, Chagrin Falls High School
10th Grade Runner-up
Alexa Paull, Orange High School
Sarah Dangler, Kenston High School
Jack Haynes, Kenston High School
Maxwell Plesmid, Newbury High School
Ian Resnick, Orange High School
Mikayla Salvati, Chagrin Falls High School
9th Grade Winner
Molly Sobota, Chagrin Falls High School
9th Grade Runner-up
Chloe Barnes, Kenston High School
William Bazzone, Chagrin Falls High School
Gianna LaSalvia, Kenston High School
Annika Markoff, Kenston High School
Sophie Suh, Orange High School
Kate Tzefronis, Orange High School
Write Your Way To NYC!
Raleigh Tennis Association is hosting an NJTL Essay Contest. The contest is open to all 10U, 14U and 18U players living in the Raleigh area. All entries submitted for the local contest will be forwarded to the USTA Foundation for national judging as well. National essay winners will be guests at the 2018 Kids’ Day at the US Open..
The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also educational and life skill components designed to enhance a child’s overall development.
Founded in 1969, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals and goals by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.
ABOUT THE NJTL ESSAY CONTEST
The NJTL Essay Contest is a widely acclaimed educational tool. NJTL participants are asked to write essays answering a thought provoking question requiring research and analysis. Over 2500 entries are recieved each year and 10 national winners (one boy and one girl from each age group) receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open and to accept their awards at the NJTL Essay Awards Luncheon. It's a once in a lifetime experience and we are always amazed at the thoughtfulness of each and every student.