High-School Essay Contest

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2015 CNTA Essay Scholarship

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Essay Contest

The Winners!

CNTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 9th Annual High-School Essay Contest for 2015. 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.

Daniel Davidson


Daniel Davidson - North Augusta High School

An Illuminating Hope, Even in the Darkest Threat

Caleb DiPrete


Caleb DiPrete - Greenbrier High School

The Answer to the World's Energy Problem is "Nu-Clear"

Kianna Franklin


Kiana Franklin - North Augusta High School

Medical Miracles: Isotopes in Nuclear Medicine

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 Daniel, Caleb, and Kiana, and to the other participants! The committee found this year's judging to be extremely difficult, because many essays beyond those selected were excellent.


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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