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Students shine in statewide Solar Olympics

High school students from around the state tested their brainpower at the solar Olympics.

Students from 22 high schools came to Stevens Point to face off in a giant game of jeopardy. Before that, they showed off their renewable energy skills by building sculptures out of recycled materials. They also raced homemade model cars that were powered by the sun's rays.

"We built it using a model truck and with the supplied motor and solar panel we just decided to make a semi truck, you know, something a little bit different than what you would normally see at a solar race," said Pacelli High School 12th grader Jared Alery.

"You can actually utilize that energy to make our lives more compatible with how nature works," said Pacelli High School 10th grader Paula Charneski.

The 16th annual event was held on the UW-Stevens Point campus.

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