WAKE FOREST — The two top winners of the recent Wake Forest Optimist Club essay contest (holding certificates) are from left, Tierra Marsh, first place winner of $150, and Madison Pontrelli, second place winner of $100. Anli Zhang (not pictured) was third place winner of $50.
Marsh will advance to the regional level and if a winner, she will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to any college of her choice. Both Marsh and Pontrelli are Wake Forest High School students.
Also pictured are Cathy Potter, president, and Bill Brown, chairman of the contest.