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Tinker Exchange rewards those who ‘Made the Grade’

Posted 11/12/2010   Updated 11/12/2010 Email story   Print story


Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

11/12/2010 - TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.  -- According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, military children, especially those with deployed parents, face unique stresses that often result in higher rates of school absenteeism and failure. Keeping these unique challenges in mind, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service established a unique educational rewards program that continues to receive high marks from students and parents alike.

Now in its 10th consecutive year, the "You Made the Grade" program recognizes Tinker students who achieve a "B" average or better with a benefits-filled booklet. Exclusive offers include a free Burger King kids meal, video rental and $2 off any new release DVD at the Power Zone, to name a few.

Students who make the grade also can register for a drawing to win a savings bond worth up to $5,000 by filling out and mailing an included entry form.

"It's simple; learning pays," said General Manager Stefan E. Marks. "Promoting the benefits of a good education is what makes this program so important to us and the community we serve. This effort represents an investment in our nation's future."

To receive the "You Made the Grade" booklet, students simply present a valid military ID card and proof of an overall "B" or better average to the Tinker Exchange. Students may receive one coupon package for every qualifying report card, but may enter the savings bond drawing only once per calendar year.

Tinker Exchange families can call the Exchange at 734-2641 ext. 300 for more information about "You Made the Grade."

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