(Via Ho’okele News)
Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence.
The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a coupon booklet with free offers and discounts. Those who make the grade will also receive coupons for a free 16-ounce drink, a complimentary hot dog and more.
Other offers include clothing, shoe and gift card discounts. Students with a B average or better can also enter the You Made the Grade semiannual sweepstakes to receive gift cards worth $2,000, $1,500 or $500.
“The Hawaii Exchange is proud to reward military students who make it their mission to do well in school,” said Floyd Wynn, Hawaii Exchange general manager.
“Service members’ children face unique challenges inside and outside the classroom,” he said, noting MilitaryFamily.org reports that most military children will attend nine different schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. “The Hawaii Exchange recognizes these students’ challenges, and they deserve to be rewarded,” Wynn said.
Students, including those who are homeschooled, 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 Hickam or Schofield Barracks Exchange customer service department. Eligible students can pick up one coupon booklet for each qualifying report card.
Entries for the gift card sweepstakes drawing can be submitted twice a year with drawings typically held in June and December.
Students and guardians can visit the Hickam or Schofield Exchange locations for more information about the You Made the Grade program.
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