Nuclear essay contest nets students $1,500 apiece via The Post Register

Two local high school students will receive $1,500 scholarships after winning an essay contest on nuclear science and technology.

Each fall the Idaho chapter of the American Nuclear Society puts on the contest. This year’s essays were about how advances in nuclear science and technology — not just nuclear power — affect the lives of Americans.

David Hill of Skyline High School won the 9-10 grade level contest with his essay titled, “The Benefits of Nuclear Technology.”

In the 11-12 grade level contest, Jason Hale of Hillcrest High School won for his essay, “Back to the Nuclear Future.”

The scholarships will be awarded at the society’s dinner meeting April 14. Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters will speak.


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