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Drive for Excellence Winners

Drive for Excellence Winners
2017 Drive for Excellence Winner Jacqueline Rasco
2017 Drive for Excellence Winner | Jacqueline Rasco of Northeastern Clinton Central School
LAST YEAR'S WINNER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 20, 2017

DRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER ANNOUNCED!
JACQUELINE RASCO OF NORTHEASTERN CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL

Jacqueline is taking home her new 2017 Subaru Impreza today from Burlington Subaru Hyundai


Burlington, Vt. -- Jacqueline Rasco, a senior at Northeastern Clinton Central School is driving home a brand-new 2017 Subaru Impreza today from Burlington Subaru Hyundai as part of their annual Drive for Excellence event. Drive for Excellence is in its tenth consecutive year of rewarding hard-working high school juniors and seniors with a chance to win a new car. Once the winner is drawn, they have the opportunity to choose between a new Hyundai Elantra and a new Subaru Impreza.

Rasco went with the Impreza, which she will be able take to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh this fall, where she will be studying nursing.

Courtesy of NBT Bank, three $1,000 scholarships were also raffled off at the event. The three winners, who each took home a $1,000 check, were Sage Coates-Farley of Champlain Valley Union High School, Anna Davis of Rice Memorial High School and Emily Wilcox of Missisquoi Valley Union High School.

Additionally, a seven-day vacation to Cancun, Mexico -- a new prize for this year, courtesy of Milne Travel -- was raffled for the parents in honor of the contest's tenth anniversary. The vacation was won by the family of Fiona Dulude of Mount Mansfield Union High School.

For this year's event, the staff at Burlington Subaru Hyundai sifted through the report cards of 710 students from 88 different high schools whose grades compiled the 8,140 As and 2,014 Bs earned by the entrants this year. Rasco was chosen at random as one of the 75 finalists for this year's event, subsequently entering into the raffle to be chosen as the 2017 winner. She earned 21 As and five Bs during the first three quarters of her senior year, equating to 47 raffle entries, the highest number at this year's event.

"We're so thrilled with this year's outcome," said Steve Kelson, general manager at Burlington Subaru Hyundai. "This was our biggest year yet with 710 registered students, the most in Drive for Excellence history. We love this program and the effort it inspires in students, and can't wait for start working on next year's event."

Burlington Subaru Hyundai was joined by WCAX, 106.7 WIZN, 99.9 the Buzz, 98.9 WOKO, KOOL 105, AM1230 WJOY, Angolano & Company, NBT Bank and Milne Travel for today's Drive for Excellence event. The previous winners are Shane Mason of Milton High School in 2008, Sarah Cameron of Colchester High School in 2009, Crystal LaHart of Peru Senior High School in 2010, Zoe Davis of West Rutland High School in 2011, Zachery LaForest of Saranac Central High School in 2012, Seldon Hill of Essex High School in 2013, Andrew Levite of South Burlington High School in 2014, Alexander Kreissle of Essex High School in 2015 and Hunter Lamore of South Burlington High School in 2016. For inquires regarding the program or to see how to enter for the 2018 Drive for Excellence, please visit www.burlingtoncars.com.
2017 Drive for Excellence Scholarship Winners
2017 Scholarship Winners:
Sage Coates-Farley of Champlain Valley Union High School, Anna Davis of Rice Memorial High School and Emily Wilcox of Missisquoi Valley Union High School

2017 Drive for Excellence Family-Vacation Winners
2017 Family-Vacation Winners:
The family of Fiona Dulude of Mount Mansfield Union High School
PREVIOUS WINNERS

2016 Drive for Excellence Winner Hunter Lamore
2016 Drive for Excellence Winner | Hunter Lamore of South Burlington High School

2016 Drive for Excellence Scholarship Winners
2016 Scholarship Winners:
Kelsy Kellison of Northeastern Clinton Central School, Daniel Piper of Plattsburgh High School and Vivian Trevisani of Colchester High School


2015 Drive for Excellence Winner | Alex Kreissle of Essex High School


2015 Scholarship Winners:
Amanda Anderson of South Burlington High School, Marijella Collins of Richford Junior/Senior High School and Jared Moore of Rutland High School.


2014 Drive for Excellence Winner | Andrew Levite of South Burlington High School

2014 Drive for Excellence Scholarship Winner Emilie
 
2014 Scholarship Winner
Emilie Manchester
Missisquoi Valley Union High School, VT
  
2014 Drive for Excellence Scholarship Winner Tyler
 
2014 Scholarship Winner
Tyler VanDyk
Champlain Valley Union High School, VT


2013 Drive for Excellence Winner | Seldon Hill of Essex High School


2012 Drive for Excellence Winner | Zachery LaForest of Saranac, NY


2011 Drive for Excellence Winner | Zoe Davis of West Rutland, VT


2010 Drive for Excellence Winner | Crystal LaHart of Peru, NY


2009 Drive for Excellence Winner | Sarah Cameron of Colchester, VT


2008 Drive for Excellence Winner | Shane Mason of Milton, VT