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PATD Youngsters Win Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

4 PATD Juniors were among the winners of the 2004 Sectional Arthur Ashe Youth Essay Contest.

Esssy Winner

Erika Rotz (pictured here) submitted the winning essay in the Girls' 10 Division. 3 other Philly juniors took top honors for their respective age groups:

  • Girls' 14: Allison Vanderslice, Norristown
  • Girls' 16: Molly Schindler, East Norriton
  • Boys' 10: Trey Westphal, Norristown

The essay contest, in its 6th year, gives youth a chance to write about the life and legacy of Arthur Ashe and the chance to win a trip to the US Open.

This year's Sectional winners each received a plaque with the following quote from Arthur Ashe:
"For every hour spent on the playing field, two should be spent with a book".