St. Wenceslaus Cashes in on Contest

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School in Omaha is $50,000 richer today after being named a 2012 Champion in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.

The contest awards $150,000 to the school that garners the most online votes, and the next 17 schools receive $50,000 each.

All 18 winners in the 2012 campaign were revealed today in a video from U.S. Cellular President and CEO Mary N. Dillon, which was posted on the company’s website at

For the third year in a row a school in Seymour, Tenn., a suburb of Knoxville with 11,000 residents, has captured the top prize in the wireless carrier’s $1 million nationwide campaign to support education.

Seymour Middle School rallied the most votes to take home the $150,000. In 2011, Seymour Primary School was the big $150,000 winner, while Seymour High School won $100,000 the prior year.

Seymour joins three other Tennessee schools in the Top 18, including two from Cookeville.

Illinois matched Tennessee’s statewide total with four winning schools, Iowa tallied three winners, and North Carolina and Oklahoma each had two. Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin had one winner apiece to round out the list of 2012 champions.

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