17 Nov PIX11 Announces High School Winner of 2017 “Fuel My School” Contest for Public Schools
A. Harry Moore In Jersey City To Receive $10K from PIX11 for School Supplies
NEW YORK, N.Y.—November 17, 2017– Each year, school teachers in the US spend an average of $500 out¬of¬pocket on classroom supplies (Forbes.) PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is pleased to announce the high school winner of the station’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative is A. Harry Moore in Jersey City, NJ.
PIX11 and Meteorologist Byron Miranda announced A. Harry Moore as the winning school live on the PIX11 Morning News today and presented Principal Steve Goldberg with a $10,000 check to be used on school supplies or technology – the items the school cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of their students.
In the submission, Music Teacher Marie Caniglia-Robiolio wrote, “Our school has a history of making a difference. We are a school for severely multiply disabled youngsters and we focus on each child’s ability rather than on their disability. We pride ourselves on making our students feel alive and worthy regardless of the severity of their disabilities. Our school provides therapies that make their bodies stronger and teach them how to overcome life’s obstacles. We celebrate diversity and stress the importance of accepting everyone as they are.”
The runner up high school, The Kingsborough Early College Secondary School will receive a $1,000 check from PIX11.
This concludes PIX11’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative which was established to help public school students “fuel their school.” Elementary, middle school and high school students, teachers and parents from public schools in the 5 boros of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and all of New Jersey were invited to submit an essay explaining how their school makes a difference.
This year, PIX11 received nearly 400 school submissions and awarded a total of $33,000 to the winning schools.
For more information and to see a full list of this year’s winners, please visit: www.pix11.com/fuelmyschool