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Seahawks Announce The Week Nine CenturyLink High School Athlete Of The Week

Willow López-Silvers of Curtis High School is the Week 9 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week.

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Willow López-Silvers of Curtis High School as the week nine CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Willow will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the December 4 game vs. the Carolina Panthers.

Willow, a senior at Curtis High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Willow maintains a 3.75 GPA while taking Advanced Placement courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. Willow is a mentor at Curtis Junior High where she helps students develop good academic habits and she was selected as the 2015 "Link Crew" orientation leader to help incoming students prepare for high school. Willow has volunteered with Nativity House, a homeless shelter in Tacoma, where she has served meals to residents since 2011. Willow was voted MVP of her swim team in 2014 and 2015. She was the 2015 WIAA 4A State Champion in the 100 Freestyle and the 2015 Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year for Swimming and Diving. This fall, Willow led Curtis to their first District Championship in almost 20 years and had multiple top finishes in the 2016 WIAA State Swim & Dive Tournament. Willow's hard work, determination, and positive attitude inspires all 60 of her teammates to work their hardest and strive to be their best.

Each student athlete will be recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, as well as at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 equipment grant to their school from the Seahawks for their school's Athletic Department along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2016 Seahawks jersey. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to high schools over the course of the program.

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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

About Q13 FOX and JOEtv

Q13 FOX is the Seattle/Tacoma FOX Network affiliate and the home of Q13 News, which provides 10 hours of local news programming weekdays. Q13 FOX is the official television partner of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. JOEtv is the Seattle/Tacoma My Network TV affiliate broadcasting on channel 22 and carries a variety of entertainment programming in addition to Sounders FC matches, Storm games, and re-broadcasts of preseason Seahawks games. In addition, Q13 FOX News at 9 airs nightly on JOEtv and is the #1 nine o'clock news program in the market.

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