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January 24, 2011 16:00 ET

High Needs School Receives $5000 From Nelson Education as Winner of Second Nelson School Central Giveaway

"Miracle" Win for Anne Fitzgerald Catholic School Staff Brings New Opportunities for Students

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2011) - High needs school Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary rang in 2011 with $5000 in new educational resources. Linda Melnyk, Assistant Principal and second winner of the NelsonSchoolCentral.com giveaway, received her prize today at a celebratory presentation.

One of several high-needs schools in the Edmonton Catholic District, Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary has a growing First Nations and ESL (English as a Second Language) population, as well as families dependent on social assistance. A thrilled Melnyk described the win as a "miracle", working with staff to draft up a $5000 wish list.

"The $5000 giveaway celebrates the launch of NelsonSchoolCentral.com, a platform for interacting with quality K-12 products. The prize can be used for anything bringing an educational benefit to the winner's school and students," said Michael Boughner, Executive Director of Marketing, School Division. "The fact that Linda and her colleagues are choosing to invest it wholly towards Nelson's learning resources is humbling and gratifying. Being able to support Anne Fitzgerald while having our work recognized by the teachers we respect is one of the best rewards imaginable."

The next draw takes place January 31, 2011. For full contest details and winner updates, visit www.nelson.com/win5000.

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