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Sunset Park Elementary School and Williston Middle School Win $25,000 Each
in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign

Students, teachers and administrators at Sunset Park Elementary School and Williston Middle School are each $25,000 richer today, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, after being named a 2013 Champion in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign. The winning schools garnered the most community votes and each won $25,000 to use as they wish to enhance their educational experience.

“I want to thank U.S. Cellular for its commitment to supporting K-12 education in Wilmington. Sunset Park Elementary and Williston Middle School of Math, Science & Technology have invested a great deal of time and energy in rallying their teachers, parents and community supporters to compete for a share of this $500,000. These schools should be proud of the work they have done to earn this recognition, and I know they will put their prize money to good use,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

“Sunset Park is ecstatic about this news! We plan to invest in technology, playground equipment, a part-time tutor, and staff incentives! Thank you so much!” said Mrs. Jakki Jethro, principal of Sunset Park Elementary School.

“This recognition is truly a blessing and a testament to the shared vision and commitment of the Williston students, staff and community at large. This singular event will have an immeasurable and unquantifiable effect on the culture of our school. We are grateful to those who voted and to U.S. Cellular for giving back to this community,” said Dr. Jerry Oates, principal of Williston Middle School.

The 20 winners in U.S. Cellular’s 2013 Calling All Communities campaign were revealed today in a video that was posted on the company’s website (

North Carolina topped the list with four winning schools. Iowa, Tennessee and Wisconsin tallied three winners. Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and West Virginia had one winner apiece to round out the list of 2013 champions.

“We congratulate all the schools who were able to rally their local communities to support their efforts,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. “We can’t wait to hear about how all the schools plan to use the winnings they worked so hard to earn.”

Sunset Park wins $25,000 from US Cellular   Williston wins $25,000 from US Cellular



Posted: 12/10/2013