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Seahawks Announce the Week Eight CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week

Posted Oct 26, 2012

The Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Erin Kitano of Highline High School as the Week 8 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week.

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Erin Kitano of Highline High School as the week eight CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Erin will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Erin, a senior at Highline, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Erin is enrolled in running start and has taken AP classes throughout her high school years. She is a member of the Honor Society and has attended Seattle Japanese Language School for 12 years where she is fluent in reading. Erin plans on majoring in international business with a double minor in Spanish and Japanese. In the community, Erin has spent many hours volunteering at Tukwila Elementary School, working with special needs children. She also volunteers helping teach snow-skiing at the Rokka Ski School. She is involved with the Link Crew leadership program. As a member of the swim team, Erin has been the team captain for the past two years and has qualified for districts on relay teams for the past several years. In her first year of high school swim, Erin was voted Rookie of the Year. Erin began swimming year-round when she was eight years-old and received the Paul Robeson Scholar Athlete Award for many years.

As high school athlete of the week, the student-athlete will also be recognized at their school in front of their family, peers and teachers. They will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for their school's ASB fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2012 Nike Seahawks jersey.

For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: www.seahawks.com/promotions/2012/centurylink/high-school-athlete.html

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Games. The Seahawks' only Super Bowl appearance was in 2006 for Super Bowl XL. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.