17 May PIX11 Announces High School Winner of 2019 “Fuel My School” Contest for NY and NJ Public Schools
P721K in Gravesend, Brooklyn to Receive $11k from PIX11 for School Supplies
NEW YORK, N.Y.—May 17, 2019–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 P721K in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
Presented by Optimum by Altice, PIX11’s 2019 Fuel My School competition awards $11K for each winning school and $5K for the runner-up in each category.
PIX11’s Jill Nicolini announced P721K, The Brooklyn Occupational Training Center, as the winning school live on the PIX11 Morning News today and presented Principal Barbara Tremblay with an $11,000 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.
Established in 2015, PIX11’s FUEL MY SCHOOL is now in its third year of helping public school students. 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 500 school submissions.
In the submission, science teacher John Miola explained that the school mainly consists of learners with developmental disabilities. P721K’s primary focus is to prepare its students for work after graduation. The school even has a bakery, bookshop, 99 cents store, and pop-up art gallery onsite to facilitate hands-on learning.
The runner up elementary school, Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn, will receive a $5,000 check from PIX11.
For more information, voting instructions and complete contest rules please visit: www.pix11.com/fuelmyschool
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