A Tucson charter school is one of 30 winning campuses selected in the “D-backs $150,000 School Challenge.” 

Edge High School was selected out of more than 800 submissions from schools across Arizona. The challenge was presented by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and the University of Phoenix. 

The Tucson school will receive $5,000 to purchase laptops for a Micro Lending program that will provide economics students the opportunity to learn about socio-economic conditions in developing countries around the world. Edge students will also learn how non-governmental organizations work on sustainable economic development by helping create business plans and help in running a successful small business. 

Each winning school will be honored and receive a check on the field at a 2014 D-backs game in April and May at Chase Field. The D-backs will donate 1,000 tickets for students, parents, teachers and staff to attend the D-backs’ game in which their school will be honored.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea​

Education writer for #ThisIsTucson. Mom of one.