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HS Juniors & Seniors, You Could Win a New Car!

The 2015 Drive for Excellence

This Year We're Giving Away Our 8th New Car!

Burlington Hyundai-Subaru and fellow Drive for Excellence sponsors will once again award a brand new car to a lucky junior or senior high school student! Every high school junior and senior within the Vermont and Northern New York Hall Communications listening area have the opportunity to win. The better your grades, the better your chances to win a new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra!

Also, again this year, we will award a limited number of
$1,000 scholarships from NBT Bank.


Read about the 2014 Drive for Excellence


Burlington, Vt. - Andrew Levite, a junior at South Burlington High School is driving a brand-new Subaru Impreza as part of Burlington Subaru Hyundai's annual Drive for Excellence program. Drive for Excellence is in its seventh 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.

This year, as an added perk; two $1,000 scholarships were provided by NBT Bank and drawn via raffle at the event. The winners of the two scholarships were Emilie Manchester from Missisquoi Valley Union High School and Tyler VanDyk from Champlain Valley Union High School. For this year's event, the staff at Burlington Subaru Hyundai sifted through the report cards of 554 students whose grades compiled the 14,211 entries this year. Levite was chosen at random as one of the 75 finalists for this year's Drive for Excellence and entered into the raffle to be chosen as the 2014 winner.

"It's a lot of work. This is the hardest year so far in high school," he said. "But all the hard work is worth it."Levite is an all-seasons athlete; playing soccer as well as participating in both indoor and outdoor track. He's also a member of the Interact Club and CCS at South Burlington High School.

"We were just floored," said Andrew's Mother Lisa Levite after the event. "We just can't believe it. It's so amazing. I'm very proud of him; he's worked very hard at school. This is just a great way to celebrate his achievements."

Burlington Subaru Hyundai was joined by WCAX, 106.7 WIZN, 99.9 the Buzz, 98.9 WOKO, KOOL 105, AM1230 WJOY, Angolano & Company and NBT Bank in 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 for 2011, Zachery LaForest of Saranac Central High School in 2012, and Sheldon Hill of Essex High School in 2013.

2014 Drive for Excellence Stats:

Entry Stats
  • 554 students entered
  • 14,211 entries
  • 74 High Schools
  • An almost even split of Juniors 278 & Seniors 266
  • # of "B's" registered = 1,675
  • # of "A's" registered = 6,268

School Participation
  • 1) Essex: 43
  • 2) Milton:  25
  • 3) (tie)Harwood Union: 24
  • 3) (tie)Mount Mansfield: 24
  • 3) (tie)South Burlington: 24

Students with the Most Entries
  • 1) Kathryn Maurer(Essex): 48
  • 2) Jamie LaPierre (Burlington High School): 44
  • 3) (tie) Samara Bissonette (CVU): 42
  • 3) (tie) Paige Mittl (Essex): 42
  • 3) (tie) Eric Deblasio (Mount St. Joseph Academy): 42

How to Enter the Drive for Excellence

For each "A" students receive (2) entries into the contest drawing. For each "B" students receive (1) entry into the contest drawing. Students can enter online or in person at the Burlington Subaru or Burlington Hyundai showrooms. At the time of the drawing, the winner must be at least 16 years old and currently a Junior or Senior enrolled and attending a public or private high school in Vermont or Northern New York.

Other terms and conditions apply, view complete rules here.

Entering Online
  1. Visit www.BurlingtonCars.com
  2. Fill out the online registration form
  3. Mail an official copy of your report card  to:
    ATTN: Drive for Excellence
    Burlington Hyundai-Subaru
    333 Shelburne Road
    Burlington, VT 05401

Entering in Person
  1. Bring your official report card to the Burlington Hyundai Showroom at 333 Shelburne Road or the Burlington Subaru Showroom, just across the parking lot at 351 Shelburne Road.
  2. Give your official report card to the Receptionist or a Sales Associate to photo copy
  3. Fill out a registration form and attach to your report card and drop into the entry box

And the 2014 Drive for Excellence finalists are:

01BrittanyAikenCenter for Technology, Essex
02AlexBarrettColchester High School
03RebeccaBarwinMount Mansfield Union High School
04SamaraBissonetteChamplain Valley Union High School
05BradleyBissonnetteEssex High School
06CaseyBriggsMount Abraham Union High School
07MaeganBrunelleNorthern Adirondack Central School
08RebeccaBullBurlington High School
09DevonCantorChamplain Valley Union High School
10ShelbyCarpentierLake Region Union High School
11JoshuaCirceMilton High School
12SummerColleyColchester High School
13AdamCommoHarwood Union High School
14JohnDavisHarwood Union High School
15EricDeblasioMount Saint Joseph Academy
16AlexanderDucaPeoples Academy High School
17CatherineDurkeeRutland High School
18PerryDustinMount Mansfield Union High School
19MichaelElkinsMount Mansfield Union High School
20JessicaFriedrichLamoille Union High School
21KathrynGesserRichford Junior/Senior High School
22BrianGodardEssex High School
23GregoryGoldmanChamplain Valley Union High School
24EthanGriswoldHarwood Union High School
25AlexHallSpringfield High School
26HannahHatchVergennes Union High School
27JoshuaHetrickMilton High School
28HelenHolzscheiterBellows Free Academy Fairfax
29JessicaJobberBellows Free Academy St. Albans
30PatrickKelleyMount Mansfield Union High School
31AlexKreissleEssex High School
32BryonLaddSouth Burlington High School
33NathanLalondeMiddlebury Union High School
34KaitlynLaPanMissisiquoi Valley Union High School
35JamieLaPierreBurlington High School
36NaomiLaszloMount Mansfield Union High School
37CourtneyLesterBeekmantown High School
38AndrewLeviteSouth Burlington High School
39EmilieManchesterMissisquoi Valley Union High School
40BenLonesOtter Valley Union High School
41OliviaMalleEssex High School
42KathrynMaurerEssex High School
43JohnMcBrideRice Memorial High School
44SarahMcDowellRice Memorial High School
45JohnMcGuinnessBellows Free Academy Fairfax
46CourtneyMeunierBellows Free Academy Fairfax
47NathanMilesEssex High School
48PaigeMittlEssex High School
49PeterNascaRice Memorial High School
50EvelynNeedhamChamplain Valley Union High School
51LiamNerberSouth Burlington High School
52KendraNiemannAu Sable Valley High School
53NeerjaPatelSouth Burlington High School
54RachelPeltierMilton High School
55AdamPotasiewiczEssex High School
56CarolineQuintalMount Mansfield Union High School
57JacksonRacicotOther / Not Listed
58HollyRansomBurlington High School
59KaylaRideoutEssex High School
60AustinRobinsonMiddlebury Union High School
61NicholeRoyeaBellows Free Academy St. Albans
62SierraSaiaChamplain Valley Union High School
63ChaseSampleNortheastern Clinton Central School
64SydneySloanMount Mansfield Union High School
65KaitlynSongerChamplain Valley Union High School
66XenaStasiukMilton High School
67GreerStoreyChamplain Valley Union High    School
68CharlotteStuartEssex High School
69LoganSweeneyMilton High School
70TylerVanDykChamplain Valley Union High School
71NicoleWebsterOtter Valley Union High School
72ClaraWinfieldEssex High School
73TylerWrightHazen Union High School
74TaylorYandowHarwood Union High School
75ElizabethZurekTupper Lake High School