Angelagrace, a 7th grade student at Helen Cannon Junior High in Las Vegas, is the winner of the 2012 Nevada State Radon Poster Contest sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) Radon Education Program. Taking second place, was 6th grade student Leah from Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas. The third place winner was Carolena, a 6th grade student at Hunsberger Elementary in Reno.
The 1st and 2nd place Nevada poster contest winners will be presented an award check during a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at the UNCE office, located at 8050 Paradise Road in Las Vegas. The public is invited to attend this ceremony.
This is the third year that the Nevada Radon Education Program has offered the contest to children, ages 9 to 14. The goal of the poster contest is to raise awareness of the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas in home.
This year’s contest had 12 entries from students in Washoe and Clark counties. Entrants chose from five poster topics: What is radon? Where does radon come from? How does radon get into our homes? Radon can cause lung cancer and Test your home for radon.
The top three Nevada posters were also entered into the national poster contest, sponsored by Kansas State University and the EPA. This year, 1,440 posters were submitted from 30 different states and tribal nations. The first, second and third place national contest winners, as well as a special online winner, will receive cash prizes.
For more information, contact Laura Au-Yeung at 702-257-5550.