OARP is a chapter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). Members are dedicated to excellence in the radon industry through professional education, expansion of industry markets, knowledge sharing, and providing the public with a forum to address ethical standards within the local radon industry.
Thanks to the efforts of Gail Manning, OARP President and the members of OARP, Brennan Curry, a 4th-grade student from Highview Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio received First Place in the Ohio contest.
Lower picture: First Place National winner (Sara, age 13, Florida).
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The National Safety Council, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sponsored the 2008 National Radon Poster Contest for children ages 9-14 to generate interest, enthusiasm, and action about radon safety and to increase the number of homes tested for radon.
Over 70 entries were received. Gail, Liz, and Kelli chose the 3 winners and they come from 3 separate parts of the state of Ohio, Middletown, Minford, and West Liberty. Liz James (Ohio Department of Health) and Kelli Stewart (Regional Air Pollution Control Agency) helped judge entries. RAPCA donated a savings bond and sponsored a pizza party at Brennan's school. RAPCA framed a copy of his poster and presented it to him at the pizza party.
Gail recommends OARP sponsor the contest again this year. RAPCA has already volunteered to participate again.