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Shentel Puts West Virginia Schools on Track with New Athletic Equipment

Posted 2 May 2011 12:00 AM by Shentel

Telecommunications company’s partnership with Glenville State College and Gilmer County High School equips shared facility in time for conference championships

Edinburg, Va. – May 2, 2010 – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), an established provider of telephone, Internet and cable television services, announced that it has teamed up with Glenville State College (GSC) and Gilmer County High School (GCHS) to help equip I.L. Morris Stadium with new track and field equipment. The facility, located on the GSC campus in Glenville, W.Va., is shared by athletic programs at both schools. GCHS and 13 other area schools will break-in the new equipment, including an electronic timing system, at the Little Kanawha Conference (LKC) Track & Field Championships on May 6.

With Shentel’s help, the schools now have access to the latest track and field equipment, such as starting blocks and poles for the high jump. A new electronic timing system will provide teams with the most accurate timing capabilities during races. This means that the schools will no longer have to hire outside entities to provide timing or use stop watches at each meet. As a result, both GSC and GCHS will be able to host more events with more participants.

Sandy Pettit, a local parent and member of the GCHS Athletics Boosters, said, “We are grateful for Shentel’s generosity in making these much-needed facility upgrades possible. The new equipment will benefit our local students, from junior high to the college level, as well as all visiting teams. GCHS looks forward to using the brand-new equipment at the upcoming conference track and field championships.”

Christopher Kyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Shentel, said, “At Shentel, we do not stop at providing cable, Internet, and phone services to our customers, and strive to go above-and-beyond to support our communities, especially our local schools. We hope that students at Gilmer County High, GSC and anyone utilizing I.L. Morris Stadium will enjoy this new equipment.”

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About Shentel
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ( is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SHEN." The Company's operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.