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Good School Grades Mean Rewards in New AAFES Contest

Special to American Forces Press Service

DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2000 – Students with good grades and a little luck can win prizes of up to $5,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's new "You Made the Grade!" program.

AAFES and vendor partners will award bonds for $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 to three students in quarterly drawings. Students eligible to enter are those with a valid military identification card and an overall B average or better in grades 6 through 12 at stateside and overseas public and private schools. Home- schooled students must provide written affirmation from a parent or other community-authorized education provider.

Students present their qualifying report cards at the manager's office in their main exchange. They will receive a coupon book that includes an entry blank for the drawing. Students do not need to be accompanied by a parent.

The coupon books offer a changing variety of more than $50 in discounts on items popular with teen-agers, such as music CDs, video games, footwear and fast food. Students can get a coupon book for every grade report, but may enter the drawing only once per calendar quarter.

For more information, students can visit their local exchange stores, or visit the AAFES "You Made the Grade!" Web site at http://www.aafes.com/ymtg.htm. {link no longer available]

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