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2012 CNTA Essay Scholarship
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest
CNTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 High-School Essay Contest. Their winning essays are posted below in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Geyi (Helen) Xiang is a senior at Evans High School, in Evans GA. Her essay is titled: Fact, Fiction, and Sensationalism.
Stephen (Joey) Baldwin is a junior at North Augusta High School, in North Augusta SC. His essay is titled: An Information Meltdown: The Media's Role in the Fukushima Disaster.
Winning students are each awarded a $1000 scholarship, coupled with a $500 award to the student's school. They will be honored at school events and at the 2012 Teller Lecture and Banquet. Many thanks and congratulations to Helen and Joey, and to the other participants!
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 of nuclear technology among high school students. It also provides an incentive for the development of communication skills that are vital to those entering the workforce and American business.
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.
Essays should be 1000 - 1500 words in length and should address one of the following topics:
- Nuclear Career Opportunities
- Industrial uses of Nuclear Science and Technology that Affect Everyday Life
- Fact versus Fiction: How Media Reported on the Tsunami at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant
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.
The competition will be judged by the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness staff and representatives from the general membership.
- 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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