YAKIMA, Wash. -

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 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.