Monday, November 14, 2016

Local Students Place in Radon Poster Contest

ST. GEORGE, UT –  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the five Utah student winners for the 2017 National Radon Poster Contest. Among the winners was Sofia Hancock, a seventh-grader from Fossil Ridge Intermediate School in St. George.  She will receive $100, along with $100 for her school, and will have the opportunity to meet Governor Herbert in January for Radon Awareness Month.

There were over 500 entries from around the state; illustrating the dangers of radon, where it comes from, how it gets into our homes, and how residents can test their homes for this invisible, radioactive gas.

Sofia had already taken first place in the Southwest Utah Region for her poster entry. Amy Reveal took 2ndplace (also receiving an Honorable Mention at the state level), and Gabrielle Lewis took 3rd.  All Regional winners this year attend Fossil Ridge Intermediate.

To get more information about radon test kits and mitigation, and to view all winning posters from the contest, visit