- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Students at East Valley High School at Yakima have won a science prize worth more than $140,000 in electronics and grants.

The students in teacher Barry Reifel’s principles of engineering class won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest by building a prototype air conditioning unit that would use irrigation water to cool buildings.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/QfROvt) the students were notified Tuesday. Their project is one of five winners in the United States.

The students will travel to Washington, D.C., for an April 30 awards ceremony.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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