Parkview Freshman Wins Car for Outstanding Attendance

A 14-year-old freshman from Parkview High School knows what he’ll be driving when he gets old enough to have a driver’s license: a new car that he won for outstanding attendance at school.

Youngblood Auto gave Charles Marlin a 2019 Kia Soul after his name was drawn from a pool of 25 finalists Wednesday during an event at the dealership. The finalists came from students who had 95 percent attendance or above during the school year. Each high school drew 5 semi-finalists from all their qualified students who made the final pool of 25.

“When I came in here today, I thought I wasn’t going to win anything,” Marlin said after his win. “Now, I’m in a car. I won a car! I can say this is one of the best days of my life.”

The other semi-finalists in attendance won cash prizes from the dealership. (Semi-finalists had to be present to win prizes.)


  • Natalie Burnett $75
  • Giacomo Pennella $150
  • Carly Sampson $200
  • Katie Steingraber $100


  • Dawt Sung Chin $75
  • Camdyn Mackey $200
  • Mackenzie Mondy $150
  • Carley Richardson $100
  • Billy Tharp $50


  • Alexys Cagle $150
  • Lydia Conlon $50
  • Rebecca Curtis $75
  • Aneeka Gilbert $200
  • Ethan Goulden $100


  • Elizabeth Finke $50
  • Holley Martin $200
  • Tyler Nance $75
  • Madison Post $100
  • Micah Wallace $150


  • Paiton Acord $50
  • Makayla Davis $75
  • Dalizijah Ellis $100
  • Mary-Elizabeth Norman $150
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