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2013 CNTA Essay Scholarship
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest
CNTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 High-School Essay Contest. Their winning essays are linked below in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Jenny Herbert is a senior at Lakeside High School, in Evans GA. Her essay is titled: The Role of Small Modular Reactors in Developing Nations.
Golda Nguyen is a senior at Davidson Fine Arts School, in Augusta GA. Her essay is titled: Less is More: The Impact of Small Modular Reactors.
Brian Reichel is a senior at Aiken High School, in Aiken SC. His essay is titled: The Role of Small Modular Reactors in Developing Countries.
Rahul Shah is a senior at Evans High School, in Evans GA. His essay is titled: Nuclear Medicine: The 21st Century Breakthrough.
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 2013 Teller Lecture and Banquet. Many thanks and congratulations to Jenny, Golda, Brian, and Rahul, and to the other participants! The committee found this year's judging to be extremely difficult, because every essay submitted was praiseworthy.
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:
- The Role of Small Modular Reactors in Developing Nations
- The Origin and Value of Radioisotopes
- The Application of Nuclear Science and Technology in Medicine
The effort involves 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 is 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.
- Essay Contest Flyer (PDF Format)
- 2013 Essay Contest Rules (PDF Format)
- Downloadable Entry Form (Microsoft Word)
- Deadline: February 28, 2013
- Preferred Submittal: email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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