The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. First- through 12th-graders who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for a $5 Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2021 school year, according to Fort Belvoir AFEES manager JoAnne Cahalan.
“The Exchange appreciates the strength and resiliency of all military children,” said Cahalan. “To excel academically while dealing with frequent moves, deployments and parents’ long working hours is a significant achievement. That’s why The Exchange has rewarded military students with the You Made the Grade program for the past 21 years.”
Students who make the grade qualify to enter a worldwide sweepstakes to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. The next drawing will be held in June. The most recent sweepstakes winners were from Fort Bragg, Yokota Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder.
To receive the $5 Exchange gift card, students simply visit the Belvoir PX, present a valid military ID and proof of a B average or higher at customer service.