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Maricopa County Middle School and High School Students from Surprise and Peoria win $1,000 Scholarships

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Central Arizona Project (CAP) has announced the Maricopa County winners of its 2009-10 School Year H2O4U scholarship activity. This annual online educational contest provides an opportunity for middle school and high school students in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties to win $1,000 scholarships to the university/technical school of their choice. In addition, the winning students' schools also win a new, state-of-the-art computer and flat-screen monitor.

            The 2009-10 winners are:

Keegan Morin-Pascual (6th grader)

Countryside Elementary School

Surprise, AZ


Navi San (10th grader)

Raymond S. Kellis High School

Peoria, AZ


The H2O4U scholarship activity teaches students about Arizona's critical Colorado River water supply and the importance of water management. Topics include water history, conservation, careers and critical issues related to protecting this precious desert resource. Students who completed all of the activities either online or by downloading and printing the games were enrolled in a drawing to win a scholarship-one scholarship per middle school and high school category in each of the three counties.

This is the fourth year the contest has been offered and it will be conducted again during the 2010-11 school year.  The curriculum covered in the contest is correlated to Arizona state educational standards for 6-8 and 9-12 grades, including geography, history, science, reading and math. Teachers have access to a wealth of resources year-round, as well as optional lesson plans, which can be customized to meet their needs. For more information, visit




CAP supports water leadership, education, research, planning and innovation to preserve and sustain Arizona's critical water supplies. The Colorado River water provided by CAP is the principal source of renewable water for cities, businesses, agriculture and Native American communities in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties.