The 2013 winners, before their appearance on Stossel on June 18, 2013 (to broadcast July 11th): Chelsea Martinez, 2013 2nd place winner (left), and Noelle Rutland, 2013 1st place winner (right).
BOTTOM: From left: Mark McDaniel (Chelsea’s teacher), Annie Martinez (mother of 2nd place winner), Patricia McDaniel (teacher’s wife), Hayley Martinez (sister of 2nd place winner), Chelsea Martinez (2nd place winner), Joel Martinez (father of 2nd place winner), John Stossel, Noelle Rutland (1st place winner), Lori Rutland (mother of 1st place winner), Leila Rutland (sister of 1st place winner), Scott Rutland (father of 1st place winner), Sarah VanDuyne (Noelle’s teacher), and Julie Smith (of the Smith Family Foundation, sponsor of this year’s contest).
Chelsea Martinez, a Junior at Redwood Christian High School, just returned from New York City where she appeared on John Stossell’s nationally syndicated show.
Chelsea finished second out of more than four thousand entries in the “No They Can’t” Essay Contest.
She traveled to New York City with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Martinez, younger sister Hayley, a freshman at RCHS, and her teacher, Mr. Mark McDaniel and his wife, Kyle.
Please read more about the competition as well as Chelsea’s essay at: http://stosselintheclassroom.org/essay_contest/winners/
We are all so very, very proud of Chelsea!