‘You Made the Grade’ rewards military keiki

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

YouMadeTheGradePosterArmy & Air Force
Exchange Service
News Release
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — For military students, making multiple moves with their active duty parents is just a part of the lifestyle.

In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition.

Students in 1st through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon book filled with free offers and discounts from the Hawaii Exchange.

Exchange appreciation
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make and is rewarding young scholars who excel in the classroom with its “You Made the Grade” program, now in its 16th year.

“Military students face greater challenges than their civilian counterparts, including coping with separation from parents who are deployed and switching schools during moves to new duty stations,” said General Manager Robert Rice. “These students deserve to be rewarded for their hard work, and for 16 years, the You Made the Grade program has been a favorite among military families.”

Coupon booklet
The You Made the Grade booklet includes coupons for free food, such as a burrito supreme or taco supreme from Taco Bell, a small chicken Philly sandwich at Charley’s, a chicken po’boy at Popeye’s, and a bacon double cheeseburger and small fry from Burger King.

Students who make the grade will also score Snack Avenue coupons for a free fountain drink, including the Yeti frozen carbonated beverage, and a complimentary hot dog or roller grill item. Other offers include discounts on backpacks, shoes and more. Offers are valid through July 30.

The booklet also includes an entry form for the You Made the Grade semiannual sweepstakes. Scholars can enter to win Exchange gift cards worth $2,000, $1,500 or $500. Entries can be submitted twice a year, with drawings typically held in June and December.
The most recent sweepstakes winners were students from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Camp Casey, South Korea; and Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Students, including those who are home-schooled, can receive a You Made the Grade coupon booklet by presenting a valid military I.D. and proof of an overall B average at the Schofield Exchange or Hickam Exchange customer service area.

Eligible students can pick up one booklet for each qualifying report card.

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