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2011 NEXTRANS High School Essay Competition Winners Selected

February 2, 2012

The NEXTRANS Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 NEXTRANS Indiana High School Essay Competition. Winning essays were chosen blindly by a panel of transportation scholars, Purdue University Discovery Park officials, and the NEXTRANS Center staff.

Richard Stalbrink, a senior at South Central High School in Union Mills, Indiana, was awarded the first place prize for his essay, “An Exploration of Alternative Fuel Options.”

Andrew Adelsperger, a senior at Peru High School in Peru, Indiana, received the second place prize for his essay, “Factors Affecting Future Transportation.”

Andrew Crampton, a senior at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia, Indiana, received the third place prize for his essay about biofuels.

Initiated in 2009, the NEXTRANS Indiana High School Essay Competition serves to encourage high school students to consider how integral transportation is to the future of Indiana and our nation, and interest them in pursuing careers and/or higher education in the field.

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