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2011 CNTA Essay Scholarship
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness is delighted to announce the three winners of its High-School Essay Contest (alphabetically by surname):
Richard Bragg (Grovetown High School)
Sierra Hovet (Evans High School)
Sterling Tran (Lakeside High School)
Click on the links above to view the essays in PDF format in a new window.
Congratulations and many thanks! The judging staff was very impressed, and encouraged, by the uniform high quality of entries, not just for technical content, but also for command of the written word, recognition of the essay form, and top-notch references.
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness of nuclear technology initiatives. Our 2500 membership of CNTA is dedicated to implementing programs for the understanding and advancement of nuclear technology. The CNTA Essay Contest is designed by members of the organization to promote a better understanding and awareness of nuclear technology by students in the local area.
The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in Aiken, Richmond, and Columbia Counties. Family of CNTA members are eligible regardless of their school's location. In 2011, CNTA awarded three scholarships. Essays should be 1000 - 1500 words in length and should address one of the following topics:
- The Future of Small Modular Nuclear Power Reactors
- Nuclear Medicine: Diagnosis versus Treatment
- Application of Nuclear Technology to Water Desalinization
The effort will involve researching a topic and preparing an essay on the subject. CNTA has books and other reference materials that may be of help to student applicants. Topics should not be limited to the area of nuclear power technology.
Judges are selected from the staff and membership of Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness. Contest rules and judging criteria will be provided.
- Each contestant will receive a certificate signifying participation in the CNTA Essay Contest.
- The winning student will receive a $1000 Scholarship check made out to the student, upon receipt of their college acceptance letter.
- The winning student's school will receive a $500 award.
- The winning student will be honored at the Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet, along with their parents and a school representative.
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