High-School Essay Contest

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2014 CNTA Essay Scholarship

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest

The Winners!

CNTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 High-School Essay Contest. Their winning essays are linked below in Portable Document Format (PDF), with authors alphabetical by surname. Please use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.

Jackson Poole


Jackson Poole - North Augusta High School

Patients Wait - Hopes Deteriorate: The Importance of Isotope Supply in Nuclear Medicine

Phillip Wiggins


Phillip Wiggins - Greenbrier High School

The Implications of a Decline in Isotope Supplies

Yanni Woods


Ayanna (Yanni) Woods - Greenbrier High School

Nuclear Medicine and Its Fragile Isotope Suppy

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 2014 Teller Lecture and Banquet. Many thanks and congratulations to Jackson, Phillip, and Yanni, 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 membership is dedicated to implementing programs for the understanding and advancement of nuclear technology. The CNTA Essay Contest is designed to promote a better understanding of nuclear technology among high school students. It also provides an incentive for the development of written communication skills that are vital to continued success in education and in the workforce.


The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Columbia, and Richmond 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 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.



Dates and Requirements

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Visit the 2010 Essay Contest Page

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