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Update: Bridgestone Awards JT Middle School $20,000 -- Eric Alvarez

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UPDATED: NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- J.T. Moore Middle School took part in Bridgestone's Fuel the Cause contest in April, but came just short of winning first place in the contest to claim the prize. 

But after being "impressed with the passion of its students, faculty and surrounding community," Bridgestone has decided to award the school with a $20,000 gift for environmental activities. 

The announcement was made today and the school hopes to renovate the playground and build a greenhouse where students can learn about nutrition while also growing their own fruits and veggies.

EARLIER REPORT: FOX 17 News learned late Wednesday night that JT Moore has come in second by 1,000 votes to Waterloo Elementary of Michigan for a grant. The two schools garnered close to 150,000 votes. JT Moore made a big last-hour push, collecting 10,000 votes in two hours last night. The votes still have to be certified. Results will be formally announced in mid-May.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- JT Moore Middle in Nashville is head-to-head against a school in Michigan to win $25,000 in Bridgestone's Fuel the Cause contest. The contest helps kids living in poverty create a greenspace and get healthier lunches. Voting ends today! Eric Alvarez reports.


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