Winners of the 2011 Earth Day Essay Contest Announced
Release Date: 4/28/2011
Clarksville, Ark. --- The winning essays in the university's sixth annual Earth Day essay contest were announced on Tuesday, April 26, by Dr. Brian Hardman.
With rising gas prices, and the nuclear accident in Japan, the national conversation has again turned to the question of how we are to best meet society's demands for energy. Participants in the essay contest were invited to join this converstaion by answering this question:
What should we do to meet our current and future demands for energy?
Judges Patrick Morgan, Amy Oatis, and Debbie Eldridge reviewed 19 submissions in the process of selecting the following winning essays:
- First Place ($400): Travis Murnan, The Sun: More Than Just the Center of the Universe
- Second Place ($300): Naima Lopez, Shine the Light
- Third Place ($200): Lindsey Reynolds, Natural Gas: The Future for a World in Crisis
- Fourth Place ($100): Andrea Dankert, No Simple Solution
The university extends a special thanks to Dr. Wayne and Betty Workman for generously funding this essay contest.