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Duluth Optimist Club announces essay winners

Duluth Noon Optimist Club announced Gunnar Roadfeldt won the 2014 essay contest based on the theme “How Dreams Lead to Success.” Roadfeldt, a senior at Marshall School and the son of Erik and Sheri Roadfeldt, was awarded the winners medal, a $250 cash prize and his essay will be submitted to the district contest to compete with winners from other Optimist Clubs.

Runners-up in the contest were Lauren Nyenhuis, Ordean East Middle School eighth-grader and the daughter of Rachael and Gordon Nyenhuis, and Sky Kritzman, Marshall School sixth-grader and the daughter of Gretchen and Chad Kritzman.