Air Force Base, Calif. – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program is rewarding Travis
Air Force Base, California,
students who excel in the classroom during the 2018-19 school year.
Through this program first-
through 12th-graders with a B average or higher are eligible to receive a $5
Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2018-19 school year.
Students can also enter the worldwide sweepstakes to win a $2,000, $1,500 or
$500 Exchange gift card.
To receive a $5 Exchange gift
card, students must present a valid military I.D. and proof of a B average or
higher during any 2018-19 school year grading period at the Travis
Exchange customer service area.
As military families transition from one duty station to another,
children often attend many different schools. According to Department of
Defense Education Activity studies, the average child in a military family will
move six to nine times during a school career— three times more than nonmilitary
“Military students encounter
obstacles related to their family’s frequent moves and changing surroundings,” said Flor Payton, Travis Exchange general manager. “The
Travis Air Force Base Exchange appreciates
the sacrifices military students make. It’s an honor to celebrate their
achievements in the classroom.”
Since February 2000, the
Exchange’s “You Made the Grade” program has rewarded nearly 200 military
students for their academic achievements through prizes worth $540,000.
Made the Grade sweepstakes entry forms are on the back of the gift card
carrier. Students can send completed forms to: You Made the Grade, PO Box
227398, Dallas, TX 75222-7398.
can submit one sweepstakes entry per grading period, with drawings typically held in June and December.