What is Radon? And Why Should We Care?

The Wyoming Department of Health announces their radon video contest winners.
The Wyoming Department of Health announces their radon video contest winners.

Recently, Campbell County design and videography students set out to answer just that.

Students from Campbell County and Thunder Basin High Schools dominated the list for their winning video entries in the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Radon Awareness Week posters and video contest. Five local students took top honors for their creative works, drawing awareness to the dangers of the radioactive gas released from the element radium found in rocks, soil and water, which is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

The idea is to encourage residents to test for radon in their homes, and these teens killed it.

The winning entries are:

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1st Place:  Cassidy Treesh, age 16, Thunder Basin High School, Gillette
                  KC Jackson, age 16, Thunder Basin High School, Gillette
View video here.
2nd Place: Andrew Bilango, age 17, Riverton Wolverine High School, Riverton
View video here.
3rd Place: Alexis Gallegos, age 17, Campbell County High School, Gillette
                 Elizabeth Cryer, age 15, Campbell County High School, Gillette
                 Shawna Shupick, age 17, Campbell County High School, Gillette
View video here.
Most Viewed: Alaina Steveson, age 18, Newcastle High School, Newcastle
View video here.

 

Check out all the video submissions here!

For questions or more information about the Wyoming Radon Program contact the WDH Wyoming Cancer Program at (307) 777-6015.