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TDS® awards eight Wisconsin high school graduates scholarships

For more information contact:
Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager – PR
TDS Telecommunications Corp.
608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com


Every year, local telephone companies — including TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) — participate in the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarship program. The companies team up with high schools in their serving areas, encouraging high school seniors to apply for a scholarship. All applications are reviewed by the WSTF; finalists are selected based on grades, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities.

This year, eight students in TDS serving areas received WSTF scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. The recipients include:
• Gaige Kerr, Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills
• Katelyn Lemmenes, Medford High School
• Kendall Raasch, Medford High School
• Dessa Karl, Neillsville High School
• Catherine Kuecker Edgewood High School, Madison
• Michael Van Dusen, Necedah High School
• Sarah Fincutter, Burlington High School
• Amanda Ritzman, Burlington Catholic Central High School

Since 1966, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.16 million in scholarships to 932 students. The Foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, a trade organization representing 67 telephone companies and cooperatives in Wisconsin.

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As the eighth largest telecom provider in the U.S., TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) connects people with broadband Internet, phone and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in 30 states. With more than 40 years of experience and 1.2 million equivalent access lines in service, customers can select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the data center operations of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Companies, specializing in colocation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all-sizes. In total, approximately 2,700 people work for the companies both in local communities and at TDS’ national headquarters in Madison, Wis. Visit www.tdstelecom.com, www.tdsbusiness.com, www.visi.com and www.team-companies.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S] Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.2 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 83-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,400 employees as of Dec. 31, 2010. Visit www.teldta.com for more information.

 

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