Sometimes things go so well together that they're said to be a match made in heaven.
With her background in graphic design, a poster contest proved to be right up Trese Merkel's alley.
Merkel, a sophomore student at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, won the Palmerton Historical Society's 20th Birthday Celebration poster contest.
That her poster took top honors was a surreal moment for Merkel, since the contest was open to students in grades 9-12 in the Palmerton Area School District.
For her stellar work, Merkel took home a $150 cash prize. In addition, she and her parents are invited to the Historical Society's birthday dinner at the First UCC in Palmerton at 4:30 p.m. April 24.
Merkel, who received the news that she had won the contest by telephone at her home, said she was on c