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Press Release -- May 26th, 2011
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4G Network Improves Student Access to Technology

ST. LOUIS, MO, May 26, 2011 – Clearwire ,a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services, and the Innovative Technology Fund (ITEF) have awarded the St. Louis Public School District a grant to provide 21 Dell Latitude E6410 netbooks and two years of service on the CLEAR® 4G network, providing unlimited mobile internet access.

“The St. Louis Public School District is appreciative of the donation made by CLEAR, and will use the opportunity to enhance academics through cutting-edge technology and resources,” said Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of Schools.

The grant, which is valued at more than $20,000.00, will support college-bound students at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, Gateway Institute of Technology High School, Carnahan High School of the Future, and Big Picture High School enrolled in the following programs: the Saturday Scholars  sponsored by the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine and by the Washington University’s School of Medicine; the St. Louis University Partnership program at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy; and the Ranken Dual Enrollment program at Ranken Technical College.

“CLEAR has a long-standing commitment to education across the United States,” said Travis Revelle, general manager for CLEAR.  “After launching our service for St. Louis citizens and businesses almost a year ago, we are proud to partner with the St. Louis Public School District.  Our hope is that these students will realize the benefit of true 4G high-speed mobile broadband.”

Recently, the District’s Special Administrative Board, CLEAR and ITEF honored three outstanding participants from the benefiting programs by awarding each student with the Spirit of Excellence Award and a Kodak Zi8 camera.  Please congratulate:

  • Wonnell Byrd, the 2011 Valedictorian of Big Picture Academy, earned the Spirit of Excellence Award for exceptional academic achievements at Ranken Technical College. Working five hours a day for five days a week, Byrd earned a 3.8 GPA in the Industrial Technology Associate Degree program through the District’s Ranken Technical College Dual Enrollment Program.
  • India Riggins, a junior from Clyde C. Miller Career Academy specializing in the Biotechnology pathway, earned the Spirit of Excellence Award for her extraordinary participation the St. Louis University Anatomy Program. She worked with medical students at St. Louis University on dissections and then took the knowledge back to Clyde C. Miller Career Academy to teach sophomores how different organs function and how to properly dissect specimens.
  • Adam Benckendorf, a junior from Metro Academic and Classical Academy, earned the Spirit of Excellence Award for his remarkable performance with the Saturday Scholars program sponsored by the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine and by the Washington University’s School of Medicine. The program, which focuses on medicine and human anatomy, brought students to the anatomy labs at both major universities for immersion experiences. Benckendorf stood out from his peers with his engaging attitude while shadowing doctors, performing dissections, and touring medical departments.

Before receiving their awards and prizes, each student gave presentations to summarize their programs and experiences. To view the PowerPoint presentations please CLICK HERE. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Information (314) 393-0572.

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About Clearwire

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR, news, filings), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of mobile broadband services.  Clearwire’s 4G network is currently available in areas of the U.S. where 130 million people live.  Clearwire's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility to deliver next generation broadband access. The company markets its service through its own brand called CLEAR® as well as through its wholesale relationships with Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Locus Telecommunications, Cbeyond, Mitel and Best Buy. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire is headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com.

Clearwire, CLEAR, and the CLEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clearwire Communications LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

About ITEF

The Innovative Technology Education Fund is a St. Louis based charitable nonprofit operating as a private foundation.  ITEF is also an FCC license holder of four Educational Broadband channels in St. Louis, Missouri.

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