Chris Rowe, a Carson Valley Middle School student, took top honors in the National Radon Poster Contest. Rowe received $1,000 for his poster, “Uncle Radon.”
“We are thrilled that not only did we have the national winner, but that all three of our top posters were in the top 10 finalists,” said Susan Howe, Nevada Radon Education Program director. “Having all three in the top 10 was an honor.”
Rowe’s teacher, Lin Falkner, will also receive $50 to use for classroom supplies.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program conducts the Nevada Radon Poster Contest every year to raise awareness about the dangers of radon.
The program also encourages Nevadans to test homes for radon. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and can accumulate in homes, causing lung cancer.
The National Radon Poster Contest is sponsored by the American Lung Association, Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition to the $1,000 national first-prize money, Rowe will receive $75 for taking first place in Nevada.
For more information, please visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com
, or call the Radon Hotline at 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610).