Former El Centro resident Todd Atadero, a senior at Colorado State University, has been awarded the Claude W. Wood scholarship from the university's College of Engineering. The award is for the current school year.
Atadero, a computer engineering major, is a 1998 graduate of Central Union High School.
Colorado State ranked in the top third of the 100 best public universities in terms of quality education and affordability by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. The Templeton Foundation also has designated the university as a "character-building" institution.