RCS Students Are Essay Contest Winners

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Redwood Christian High School Sophomore Chelsea Martinez Places Second in National Essay Contest – Three Other RCHS Students Honored

stossell-essay-contestCongratulations are in order. Four Redwood Christian High School students have been selected as winners in the annual John Stossel essay contest, from four thousand plus essays submitted from around the United States.

Sophomore Chelsea Martinez was selected the overall 2nd Place winner, and she will make an appearance on John Stossel’s weekly program in the months ahead. You can read Chelsea’s essay by clicking here.

Seniors Katherine Burckin and Samantha Morris were selected as two of 20 finalists. Jacob Ellis, a senior at RCS was selected as one of one hundred semifinalists.

This year’s Essay Topic was taken from John Stossel’s TV special and book of the same name, “No They Can’t,” where Stossel makes the case that free people and free markets do a better job of solving problems than government. The essay prompt asked students to answer a simple question: Do you think he’s right? Why or why not?

Once again, Congratulations: Chelsea, Katherine, Samantha, and Jacob. We are all proud of you!

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