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Omaha School First 2011 Winner Announced in Wireless Carrier's $1 Million Nationwide Contest

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2011 – U.S. Cellular associates stopped by St. Stephen the Martyr School today to deliver some great news. The school has been named a 2011 U.S. Cellular Calling All Communities champion, which comes with a $50,000 prize.

St. Stephen the Martyr is the first of 18 winners to be announced in the wireless carrier's nationwide $1 million contest. Other winning schools will continue to be revealed throughout October and November. The school is planning a special Calling All Communities event to celebrate their victory.

"It was wonderful to see all those smiles when we shared the news that they had won," said Mike Adams, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. "We know this money will help make a difference, which is why U.S. Cellular continues its commitment to education. It's one of the reasons we have the happiest customers in wireless."

This is the third year that U.S. Cellular has awarded $1 million to schools through Calling All Communities. The campaign continues to grow with more than 1.5 million votes being cast this year for 2,700 schools nationwide. St. Stephen the Martyr is the second Nebraska school to become a Calling All Communities champion. Humphrey St. Francis won $100,000 in 2009.

"This is fabulous," St. Stephen the Martyr School Principal, Dr. Roseanne Williby said. "We are so appreciative of U.S. Cellular's generosity in supporting local schools. This was a community-led effort by our school and we consider this prize as an opportunity to continue to improve."

A total of 17 schools will receive $50,000 each, and the school with the most votes earns the top prize of $150,000. Winnings can be used any way the school sees fit to enhance students' learning experience.

For more information about Calling All Communities, U.S. Cellular's cutting-edge lineup of products and services and its high-speed nationwide network, visit or U.S. Cellular's Facebook page.

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