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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Marana, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Marana, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Marana, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Marana, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Marana, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Marana, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Marana, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Marana, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Marana, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Marana, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Latest News in Marana, AZ

Outstanding Seniors in the College of Science: Justin Hink

This spring, each department in the University of Arizona's College of Science nominated an outstanding senior who went above and beyond during their time as a Wildcat. We are pleased to share their stories as they reflect on their time at UArizona. Next up in the senior spotlight series is Justin Hink.Hometown: Marana, AZDegrees: Physics and AstronomyCollege of Science: Why did you choose your area of study?Justin: At Marana High School, I starte...

This spring, each department in the University of Arizona's College of Science nominated an outstanding senior who went above and beyond during their time as a Wildcat. We are pleased to share their stories as they reflect on their time at UArizona. Next up in the senior spotlight series is Justin Hink.

Hometown: Marana, AZ

Degrees: Physics and Astronomy

College of Science: Why did you choose your area of study?

Justin: At Marana High School, I started learning physics sophomore year. My teacher, Mark Calton, taught me Newton’s kinematic equations. I thought it was fascinating to learn so much about the motion of objects from a few initial conditions. I had started an engineering club with Mark where we created trebuchets, a duct tape water bottle, a duct tape boat, and many other projects. I used my introductory physics knowledge to know how much force our trebuchet was applying and the distance the golf ball would travel. I wanted to learn more. I went through two years of AP physics classes learning thermodynamics, optics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics, of course, all in a simplistic manner. I was able to take an Astronomy course with Mark as well. My physics classes and teacher got me out of my bubble and convinced me to put in the effort necessary to take on and achieve this degree.

COS: Tell us about a class or research project you really enjoyed.

Justin: The most memorable research project I have worked on throughout these four years of college was with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). I have worked with them since the summer after my junior year. This was the first time I had to search through textbooks and teach myself a topic for research. This experience gave me an abundance of opportunities, from seminars to writing papers, all the way to a poster presentation at Rice University. This internship even led me to learn more about medical physics and change the direction of my career.

COS: What is one specific memory from your time at UA that you'll cherish forever?

Justin: I will always remember going up to Mt Lemmon with a group of astronomy friends. They had an 8” telescope so we could see the rings of Jupiter. It is a whole new experience to see the rings in person rather than a nice picture online. Surprisingly, it was my first time on Mt Lemon, even though I have lived here my whole life.

COS: What is next for you after graduation?

Justin: After graduation, I am working with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility over the summer. Then, I am moving on to UCLA this coming Fall. I was accepted into their Department of Physics and Biology in Medicine to work towards a Medical Physics Ph.D.

Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

The world's least-flown Boeing 747-8s is headed to the Marana Desert, potentially to be scrapped and used for parts. The nearly 10-year-old plane was reportedly destined for the Saudia Arabian Royal Flight group but was never taken up. Now, it might be at the end of its life even before it began. End of the road?Flight tracking data shows that N458BJ has made a long flight from Basel, Switzerland, to Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Per a recent tweet, the privately-owned ...

The world's least-flown Boeing 747-8s is headed to the Marana Desert, potentially to be scrapped and used for parts. The nearly 10-year-old plane was reportedly destined for the Saudia Arabian Royal Flight group but was never taken up. Now, it might be at the end of its life even before it began.

End of the road?

Flight tracking data shows that N458BJ has made a long flight from Basel, Switzerland, to Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Per a recent tweet, the privately-owned Boeing 747-8I is headed to the desert for a 'part out,' or to be disassembled for its components, scrapping the plane altogether.

While the pandemic has seen dozens of 747s retired and scrapped for parts, N458BJ is a different example. The plane was originally ordered by the Saudia Arabian Royal Flight group, which is in charge of ferrying the country's leadership and royals. Boeing delivered it in June 2012, with plans for the plane to be registered as HZ-HMS1. However, ten years later, this never came to pass.

The plane has only flown a tiny 42 hours, a number most airlines meet in a few days, and even private 747s breeze through after a few months in the sky. Effectively, the plane has had little to no flying since its arrival in Basel and its departure on Saturday. Here's a clip of the plane leaving, possibly for the last time.

What will happen now?

It's clear that the Saudi government does not plan on taking up this plane. Indeed, even neighbor Qatar has been trying to sell its pair of private 747-8s to any willing (and deep-pocketed) customers across the globe. Since the government didn't take up the planes in this case, only a few options remain.

One is that the 747-8 is headed to be scrapped in the desert, with its valuable unused parts such as engines and avionics being sold to airlines piecemeal to recover the considerable price tag. Considering that the market for the 747 has all but disappeared due to the pandemic, this could be a sad reality for the new plane.

The plane could also end up back in Boeing's possession, explaining the flight back to the US. However, with the aircraft landing at Pinal Airpark, a civilian aircraft boneyard that hosts scores of retired jets, the odds that this plane will return to the skies under a new owner are looking extremely slim.

The 747-8 remains popular

While it seems that private 747-8s are falling out of favor with some, the type remains surprisingly popular. All of the plane's commercial operators are currently flying the type and don't plan on retiring them for years to come. The 747-8 will also serve world leaders for decades, with the new Air Force One built on this platform. More examples include South Korea's new presidential jet.

Sadly, N458BJ won't be one of these planes and is likely headed for the end even before its beginning. You can find more aviation news from Simple Flying here.

Source: ch-aviation

Jimmies Advance to Bracket Championship With Win Over Doane

CRETE, Neb.– Isaiah Roebuck (FR/Marana, AZ)’s bases-clearing double highlighted a four-run third inning and Trei Hough (SO/Pocatello, ID) delivered seven superb innings on the mound as the University of James...

CRETE, Neb.– Isaiah Roebuck (FR/Marana, AZ)’s bases-clearing double highlighted a four-run third inning and Trei Hough (SO/Pocatello, ID) delivered seven superb innings on the mound as the University of Jamestown baseball team defeated Doane (Neb.) University 5-2 Saturday morning.

The fourth-seeded Jimmies (28-22) advance to the bracket championship on Monday at 12 p.m. while the top-seeded Tigers will play a loser-out game Saturday at 3 p.m. Doane defeated Morningside (Iowa) Saturday evening and will face UJ in Monday’s contest.

Tayler Cullen (SR/Santa Rosa, Calif.) reached on an error by the Doane first baseman with one out in the second, then stole second base and moved to third on a groundout. Reece McKenzie (FR/Gresham, OR) delivered a key two-out single to score Cullen for a 1-0 lead.

Doane countered with a single run in the top of the third, but the Jimmies quickly retook the lead in the bottom half. Quade Peters (FR/West Fargo, ND) led off with a single down the right field line and was sacrificed to second by Kendall Yackley (JR/Lynnwood, WA). Xander Orejudos (JR/Ellensburg, WA) singled and Tanner Shepard (SR/Grand Rapids, MN) walked to load the bases. Luke Shekeryk (SR/Seattle, WA) was hit by a pitch to force home Peters, then one out later, Roebuck doubled to left center, clearing the bases and giving UJ another two-out hit.

The Tigers added one run in the fifth, but were held off the board for the final four innings.

Hough (5-1) gave up one earned run on four hits over seven innings, striking out six and issuing just one walk. It was the second time in three starts Hough went seven innings, and third time in his last four outings he went six. Outside of a 3 1/3 inning start against DWU on April 28, Hough is 3-0 with a 0.45 earned run average in 20 innings, with one earned run allowed on 11 hits. Hayden Brown (JR/Buckeye, AZ) struck out three in the final two innings to record his fourth save.

Roebuck was 2-for-4 to lead the offense. Cullen and Blake Arritola (JR/Salem, OR) each recorded a stolen base.

Saturday’s win snapped a 10-game losing streak to Doane dating back to April 28, 2019.

NAU to offer tuition-free education for Arizona families earning $65k or less

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff announced that it will provide tuition-free college education for every Arizona resident with a household income of $65,000 or less, beginning in fall 2023.“Affordability of college is top of mind for many, and this program ensures that tuition is not a barrier,” NAU President Jose Luis Cruz River said.The effort, known as NAU’s Access2Excellence initiative, was created to broaden access to higher education and increase attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials f...

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff announced that it will provide tuition-free college education for every Arizona resident with a household income of $65,000 or less, beginning in fall 2023.

“Affordability of college is top of mind for many, and this program ensures that tuition is not a barrier,” NAU President Jose Luis Cruz River said.

The effort, known as NAU’s Access2Excellence initiative, was created to broaden access to higher education and increase attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials for Arizona residents.

According to the school’s announcement, NAU will maintain its tuition lower than other in-state schools and will continue to provide financial support for students living in households with incomes above the $65,000 mark.

Five high school seniors from the Tucson area were among 20 students who received the 2022 Flinn Scholarship, which provides a full ride for college at one of Arizona’s public universities.

The 2022 Flinn Scholars from Tucson are:

Cooper, Durazo, Salazar Contreras and Wellman will all attend the University of Arizona in the fall, while Mayer will continue her studies at Arizona State University.

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at more than $130,000, helps students complete their undergraduate degrees without incurring student debt, as it covers the costs of tuition, fees, housing, meals and at least two study-abroad experiences.

In addition to one of its students receiving the 2022 Flinn Scholarship, the Sunnyside Unified School District celebrated four other high school seniors who were also awarded prestigious scholarships to invest towards their education.

Ernesto Jacobo, a student at Sunnyside High School, received the $20,000 Dell Scholarship. The award will provide him with a textbook stipend and laptop, among other resources and support. Jacobo will attend the University of Arizona, where he plans to major in landscape architecture.

Victor Vigbedorth of Sunnyside High School received the W.A. Franke Scholarship. The merit-based, four-year award provides up to $15,000 per year for students accepted to the University of Arizona W.A. Franke Honors College.

Alexia Apodaca of Desert View High School was awarded the Dorrance Scholarship, which is valued at more than $100,000. The award includes orientation and summer programs, a dedicated advisor and international travel. Apodaca will attend the University of Arizona.

Christopher Flores, a student at Desert View High School, received the Gates Scholarship. The award covers the full cost of tuition, wellness and a study-abroad opportunity. In addition to the Gates Scholarship, Flores received about $67,000 in other scholarships and funding for college. He will attend the Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

Caroline Richards, a senior at Marana High School, was named the winner of the first-ever Howard and Mary Ann Tatum Scholarship by the Rotary Club of Dove Mountain.

Richards is a straight-A student, and president of the Key Club and the National Honor Society at Marana High. She competes on the cross-country and math teams, and is the head of advocacy for an organization devoted to improving mental health at her school.

She will be attending Utah State University in the fall, where she plans to major in finance.

The scholarship, which provides a total of $2,000, is in memory of Howard and Mary Ann Taum, charter members of the Dove Mountain Rotary Club who were devoted to serving the youth.

Cienega is ready for another championship run

Cienega won the 2017 5A state championship in an epic 5-set match over Horizon Honors and the Bobcats became the first team from Southern Arizona to win a state title since 2011. Southern Arizona dominated the Division II ranks from 2005 to 2011 with six straight titles and five runner-up finishes but the shift to one division from 2012 to 2015 saw an end to championship appearances from teams from the south.Southern Arizona was the birthplace of boys volleyball in Arizona and, as the number of schools participating in all of Arizona ...

Cienega won the 2017 5A state championship in an epic 5-set match over Horizon Honors and the Bobcats became the first team from Southern Arizona to win a state title since 2011. Southern Arizona dominated the Division II ranks from 2005 to 2011 with six straight titles and five runner-up finishes but the shift to one division from 2012 to 2015 saw an end to championship appearances from teams from the south.

Southern Arizona was the birthplace of boys volleyball in Arizona and, as the number of schools participating in all of Arizona continued to grow, the return to two divisions made sense and it made it possible for more chances for a trophy. Cienega won in 2017, Mountain View Marana took a runner-up finish in 2019 and Cienega picked up a runner-up finish last year. The Bobcats are ranked No. 1 in the 5A Conference this year so it looks like another opportunity is possible….

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PASS-SET-HIT

Cienega wears a team shirt dedicated to the younger brother of assistant coach Cass Shoben. Zach Shoben is a junior at Cienega and the team shirt is inscribed with, “Autism: A different way of thinking.”

Senior setter Jaden Bramhall committed to play for Tusculum University last week making him the latest player from Cienega to play at the next level over the last few years. Devin Hill graduated from Cienega in 2014 and he helped Benedictine Mesa win the 2018 NAIA national championship.

Matthew Meeker-Hackett is a freshman at Grand Canyon and McLain Mott is a junior at Concordia University Irvine. A couple more athletes from this year are also expecting offers.

Cienega is the team to beat in the 5A Conference #azpreps365 https://t.co/E4QEsW04Jq

— AZPreps365 (@AZPreps365) April 20, 2022

Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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