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Pepsi Grants Go to EB Scripps Elementary, University City High

UC High students
UC High students Kimia Nouri and Jazzy Cranford

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School in Scripps Ranch and University City High School have received grants from Pepsi's Refresh Everything program.

Both schools received $10,000 grants, with University City High using its grant for band and color guard uniforms, while EB Scripps will hold Family Science nights with its proceeds. In each case, a proposal was written and posted on Pepsi's RefreshEverything.com website; the proposals need to be one of the top vote-getters in their category for the month.

Kimia Nouri and Jazzy Cranford saw a huge opportunity to help their University City High Band and Color Guard through Pepsi's program. With their teacher, UCHS Music Director Cameron Brown, they joined with the school's Music Boosters to write a grant application for new instruments and other materials for the program. With heavy voting by the University City community, the entry came in second for November voting and was awarded the $10,000 grant.

Family Science Nights are on the horizon at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, after the school community also won a November grant for $10,000. Science lab equipment bought with the grant will allow experiments and other demonstrations during the family events.

"We are so thrilled to finally be able to move ahead with this project," said Greg Collamer, EB Scripps principal. "We have a team of parent volunteers who have been eager to get started with the purchases and preparation for this program."

For more on the program, go to the Pepsi website.