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2018 NJTL Essay Contest National Winners Announced

USTA Missouri Valley section winners share thoughtful essays with the community

Tulsa, OK: Students of all ages entered their personal essays in a competition hosted by National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), a program of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Foundation. The question to be discussed in the essay was, “What is the most important lesson you have learned thus far through NJTL, and how does that lesson help you in your life as a student, a tennis player, and an individual?” Of the USTA Missouri Valley chapter, seven students won their section competition with unique and thoughtful writing contributions. Youth At Heart is proud to announce that our own Drayonna Stewart, won for the Missouri Valley Girls division for ages 11-12.

The other contest winners for Missouri Valley include Kira Brown, Sophia Hoang, Katelynn Mansfield, Sydney McGrown, Andreas Marky and Kevin Bosquez.

The 2018 NJTL Essay Contest is the result of a new collaboration between NJTL and Deloitte, one of the largest professional service organizations in the world. The essay contest is just one of many wonderful opportunities NJTL grants students to flourish, developing their confidence and character.

Youth At Heart is honored to partner with NJTL and support all of the opportunities its staff members provide for students in the Tulsa area.

To learn more about Youth At Heart, visit youthatheart.org. To learn more about NJTL and its services, visit www.ustafoundation.com.