Date Posted: 2/18/2016
Tribune’s CW affiliate WPIX New York City established the “Fuel My School” project for New York City public schools. Students, teachers and parents from elementary, middle and high schools in the city’s 5 boroughs were invited to submit an essay explaining how their school makes a difference. WPIX announced Brooklyn Gardens Elementary as the winning elementary school and presented Principal Irene Spence with a $5,000 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. “We inspire children to cultivate a love for learning, spark their curiosity to discover their world, motivate them to achieve success, and have fun,” wrote second grade teacher Francheska Cepeda in her submission.
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