U.S. Cellular announces top 100 schools in contest

U.S. Cellular recently released its top 100 schools list for its Calling All Communities $1 million campaign. Six Milwaukee area schools are among a total of 14 schools from Wisconsin on the list. The campaign, which encourages communities to rally around their favorite schools for a chance to win a portion of the $1 million, is just past the half way mark.  

“We thought it would be fun to do something different and share this extended list,” said Chris Rathsack, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “We understand that schools want to know what it takes to win, and it’s still anybody’s game.”

Last year U.S. Cellular only released a list of the top 20 schools.

“Seeing all these schools representing so many different communities is fantastic,” said Jeff Childs, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for U.S. Cellular. “We encourage them to keep working hard to get those votes. Schools still have plenty of time to get family and friends involved and become a champion.”

Between now and Jan. 15, 2010, anyone 18 or older can visit any U.S. Cellular store to receive a code to vote online for their favorite school. Schools of all sizes, public, private, urban and rural, K-12 have a chance to become a Calling All Communities champion. Right now, it takes about 100 votes to break into this list. Another 100 votes lands you in the Top 50, and the coveted Top 10 will take only 1,000 votes. The ten schools with the most votes will win $100,000 each to use however they choose. Winning schools will be announced in February 2010.

The standings for the schools located in Wisconsin are:

  • #22    Royall High School, Elroy

  • #38    St. Joseph Parish School, Dodgeville

  • #39    Slinger Elementary School, Slinger

  • #43    Sennett Middle School, Madison

  • #56    Stoughton High School, Stoughton

  • #65    Yahara Elementary School, De Forest

  • #67    Lake Mills High School, Lake Mills

  • #79    Shabazz City High School, Madison

  • #80    Washington Elementary School, Waterford

  • #82    Union Grove Elementary School, Union Grove

  • #88    J.E. Jones Elementary School, Cudahy

  • #90    Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc

  • #91    Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago

  • #96    Reedsburg Area High School, Reedsburg

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