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Theodore Duarte is this year’s winner in the junior division. He is an eighth grade student from Dacono.

Sophia Markuson DiPrince is the winner of the senior division. She is a 12th-grade student from Pueblo.

Ribbons, financial rewards and recognition for top Colorado science students are part of the Colorado Rural Electric Association’s Colorado State University Science & Engineering Fair sponsorship.

This year the multiple electricity-related presentations focused on energy efficiency. Finalists’ projects covered anaerobic digestion of food waste, testing lithium ion batteries, wind energy, the effects of air pollution on solar panel yield, the energy implications of smart devices, LED lighting and the savings gained through using electricity efficiently.

This year’s winner in the junior division was Theodore Duarte, an eighth grade student from Dacono whose presentation was on wind energy. The senior division winner was Sophia Markuson DiPrince, a 12th-grade student from Pueblo.

Both of these students are invited to participate in CREA’s Energy Innovations Summit October 28.

Congratulations, Theodore and Sophia, on your winning projects at this year’s Colorado Science Fair.