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Albuquerque School Wins National Energy Award

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Contest promotes renewable energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —   Federal officials have named a New Mexico school a winner in a national competition for Indian students.

 Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is the college co-champion in the 2010 Indian Education Renewable Energy Challenge. The Albuquerque school shared the award with College of Menominee Nation from Keshena, Wis.

 The high school winner was Oneida Nation High School in Oneida, Wis.

 The contest promoted renewable energy development for Indian Country. Schools submitted designs for a portable wind turbine that generated energy, stored it and used the energy to power an array of light emitting diodes.

 The awards were presented Thursday at the Interior Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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