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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 March

John S. Letcher, Jr., Wins Science Talent Search in Washington, D.C.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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John S. Letcher, Jr., of Lexington, Va., is congratulated by his parents and siblings after winning first place at the Westinghouse Science Talent Search in Washington, D.C. Letcher tells a reporter that although he could not have expected to win a competition with such a large pool of entrants, he did put forth a great deal of effort, and was hopeful that he would do well. He shares his plans to use his newly-won scholarship money to attend the California Institute of Technology, where he will take a course in nuclear physics.
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