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Shelbyville High School Receives Grant from Consolidated Communications

The company’s educational grant program providing support the creation of a competitive robotics program

Shelbyville, Ill. December 13, 2023 – Shelbyville High School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support program to support the creation a competitive robotics program from Consolidated Communication’s Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program. The program directs support to K-12 schools within the company’s service area in support of innovative, technology-focused learning programs that advance creative student learning, develop 21st century skills and promote critical thinking.

Grant funding will allow Shelbyville High School to create a new competitive robotics team, which will be a part of the Robotics class at the school. The team is expecting to compete in a minimum of three competitions each year through the First Robotics League.

"Shelbyville High School would like to thank Consolidated Communications for funding the creation of our competitive robotics program through their grant program,” said Kyle Ladd, principal at Shelbyville High School. “The equipment provided by this grant will allow our students to learn first-hand how to problem solve and work together as a team. SHS is excited to give our students this opportunity to grow through the support of Consolidated Communications."

Participating students will complete team-based challenges, which will help meet educational requirements for access to pathways of learning. Through competitions, students will also be eligible for scholarship opportunities available to them as a member of the robotics team.

“Consolidated Communications is proud to support such an enriching program for students at Shelbyville High School to gain hands-on skills and real-world experiences,” said Brett Bennett, senior director, product manager - consumer for Consolidated. “Just as we invest in our local broadband networks, our Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program is another investment in the youth in our communities. We are committed to making our communities stronger through support of education programs like this, which help students learn, grow and thrive.”

About Shelbyville High School
Shelbyville High School is a public high school located in Shelbyville, Ill, and was listed as one of the top-performing high schools in the State of Illinois in 2023. The school is part of the Shelbyville Community Unit School District 4, which also includes Main Street Elementary and Middle School, and serves students from early childhood through 12th grade.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to moving people, businesses and communities forward by delivering the most reliable fiber communications solutions. Consumers, businesses and wireless and wireline carriers depend on Consolidated for a wide range of high-speed internet, data, phone, security, cloud and wholesale carrier solutions. With a network spanning more than 57,500 fiber route miles, Consolidated is a top 10 U.S. fiber provider, turning technology into solutions that are backed by exceptional customer support. Learn more at Connect with us on social media.

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