NEW YORK, N.Y.—May 3, 2019–PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is pleased to announce the elementary school winner of the station’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative is P.S. 251 in the Flatlands section of 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 PS 251 as the winning school live on the PIX11 Morning News today and presented Principal Sheldon Noel 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 2017, 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, fourth grade teacher Tameke Gordon detailed how the Title 1 school focuses on giving back to the surrounding Flatlands community and its families. The school is even planning to use some of the $11,000 funding to open an in-school laundry center to provide complimentary washer/dryer service for less fortunate students and families.

The runner up elementary school, PS 5 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn will receive a $5,000 check from PIX11.

Next, PIX11 and Altice will be making a financial donation to help a middle school and a high school achieve their academic goals through urgently needed classroom supplies.

Middle Schools:

● Vote for the winning middle school via text message:

● May 6, 2019 at 5a – May 8, 2019 at 12p

● Winning middle school announced LIVE on PIX11 Morning News: May 10, 2019

High Schools:

● Vote for the winning high school online via text message:

● May 13, 2019 at 5a – May 15, 2019 at 12p

● Winning high school announced LIVE on PIX11 Morning News: May 17, 2019

Contest is open to public schools in the 5 boros of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and all of New Jersey. Charter, private and parochial schools are not eligible.

For more information, voting instructions and complete contest rules please visit: http://www.pix11.com/fuelmyschool


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Media Contact:

Jessica Bellucci


Tribune Broadcasting 212-210-2626 jbellucci@tribunemedia.com

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