High-School Essay Contest

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2012 CNTA Essay Scholarship

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest

The Winners!

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:

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.


Essay Contest Flyer (PDF Format)
2012 Essay Contest Rules (PDF Format)
Downloadable Entry Form (Microsoft Word)

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