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Immaculate Conception wins $50,000 in contest

Immaculate Conception wins $50,000 in contest

October 22nd, 2011 in News

U.S. Cellular associates stopped by Immaculate Conception School Friday in Jefferson with a surprise announcement the school was named a 2011 Champion in the company's Calling All Communities campaign.

The award comes with a $50,000 prize.

Immaculate Conception is the second Missouri school to become a Calling All Communities champion. St. Francis Xavier in Taos won $100,000 in 2010.

"U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities program is appropriately named; it took an entire community coming together to help our school win," said Immaculate Conception School Principal Jill Struemph. "There is no way we could have accomplished this without the help of the parents, community and parishioners."

Struemph confirmed Immaculate Conception plans to use the $50,000 for technology enhancements.

"The technology in our school needs beefing up," she said. "We need new computers for the school."