You Made the Grade

Sweepstakes, Giveaways and Drawings, Oh My! Exchange Shoppers Won $800,000 in Prizes in 2021

By Marisa Conner / April 14, 2022 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers always get great savings and tax-free shopping, but in 2021, hundreds of military community members got a bonus as Exchange sweepstakes winners. Throughout year, the Exchange hosts many military-exclusive sweepstakes and giveaways. In 2021, the Exchange gave away more than $800,000 in prizes, from popular products…

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Work Hard, Earn Big! Military Students Can Score Gift Cards in Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program

By Keiana Holleman / April 4, 2022 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is continuing its tradition of rewarding academic excellence through the Exchange’s You Made the Grade program—honoring the resiliency of military kids worldwide. In its 22nd year, the You Made the Grade program honors academic excellence for students in first through 12th grades, including those who are…

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They Made the Grade! Military Students Score $4,000 in Exchange’s Program for Academic Excellence

They Made the Grade! Military Students Score $4,000 in Exchange’s Program for Academic Excellence

By Keiana Holleman / February 10, 2022 /

DALLAS – Hard work and good grades pay off! Three high-achieving military students received $4,000 in Exchange gift cards in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Fourth-grader Brooke Eskew scored the grand prize—a $2,000 Exchange gift card presented at the Camp Foster Exchange. Fourth-grader Sydney Taliaferro received the…

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Fort Knox Fourth-Grader Scores $1,500 Exchange Gift Card for Academic Excellence

She Made the Grade! Fort Knox Fourth-Grader Scores $1,500 Exchange Gift Card for Academic Excellence

By Keiana Holleman / January 28, 2022 /

FORT KNOX – Hard work and good grades have paid off for a Fort Knox fourth-grader—to the tune of $1,500. Nine-year-old Sydney Taliaferro, who attends Van Voorhis Elementary School on Fort Knox, took home the second-place prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s worldwide You Made the Grade sweepstakes. The program celebrates military…

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Academic High Achievers Can Score Big Rewards with Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program

By Keiana Holleman / November 29, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is saluting military children who excel in the classroom—and those good grades are paying off. The Exchange’s You Made the Grade program, now in its 22nd year, rewards academic excellence for students in first through 12th grades, including those who are home schooled. Students who maintain…

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Three Military Students Honored with $4,000 in Prizes in Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program

By Marisa Conner / August 24, 2021 /

DALLAS – Three military children are heading back to school with an extra boost of academic pride as winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Mateo Rojas, a rising 11th-grader, was named the grand-prize winner and received a $2,000 gift card from the Travis Air Force Base…

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11th-Grade Military Student Wins $2,000 Gift Card from Travis AFB Exchange for Academic Performance

By Marisa Conner / August 12, 2021 /

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE – Summer break got even better for rising high school junior Mateo Rojas—he was named the grand-prize winner in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. The program rewards military students like Mateo for maintaining strong academic performance. Mateo was selected as the top winner in…

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Good Grades Pay! Exchange Awards $4,000 to Three Military Children for Academic Excellence

By Marisa Conner / February 18, 2021 /

DALLAS – Good grades pay off—especially for the three young winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Seventh-grader Sara Cockrell won the grand prize of a $2,000 Exchange gift card, which she received in a presentation at the Fort Bragg Exchange. Seventh-grader Bruce Birch received the second-place…

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