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Sep 09, 2010

Windstream announces 10 ‘Spirit Award’ winners
More than 150,000 online votes cast in Classroom Connections program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) today announced the top 10 'Spirit Award' winners as part of the company's Classroom Connections program. The 10 schools were chosen from among 30 finalists through a public online vote and each will receive a $5,000 donation from Windstream.

The 10 winners are:

  • Commerce Middle School – Commerce, Ga.
  • Jay M. Robinson High School – Concord, N.C.
  • J.R. Ingram Elementary School – Sanford, N.C.
  • Laurel Hill Elementary School – Laurel Hill, N.C.
  • Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit – Edinboro, Pa.
  • Northwestern School – Mendon, Mo.
  • Prague High School – Prague, Okla.
  • St. Elizabeth School – St. Elizabeth, Mo.
  • White County Ninth Grade Academy – Cleveland, Ga.
  • Winder-Barrow Middle School – Winder, Ga.

More than 120 schools applied to Windstream's Classroom Connections program which donated a total of $150,000 to schools in 2010. All applicants were required to produce a video demonstrating their need for technology. Four schools were awarded $25,000 each earlier this year. All winning videos can be viewed online at

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company with about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services to customers in 23 states. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit

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