Drive for Excellence Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Drive for Excellence FAQsQ: What schools qualify?
A:Any school in Vermont and northern New York within the listening area.

Q: Do I have to be a junior or senior? What if I'm 16 years old and a sophomore?
A:You have to presently be a junior or senior and at least 16 years old by July 15, 2021. Freshmen and sophomores are not eligible even if you are 16 years old.

Q: If I'm a junior but only 15 years old, am I still eligible?
A:Yes, as long as you will be 16 years old by the date of the 2021 drawing in July 2021.

Q: I attend a tech school, do I still qualify?
A: Only if you are currently enrolled with a high school as well and presently a junior or senior.

Q: How are the 75 finalists selected?
A:After the registration deadline on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, we will draw the names at random.

Q: How will I know if I have been selected as a finalist?
A:You will be contacted either by email or phone by the week of, July 15, 2021.

Q: When will the drawing take place?
A:Grand prize winner will be chosen July 2021 (we are still working out the logistics of this, we will not be hosting an in person gathering of students)

Q:Grand prize winner will be chosen the July 2021 (we are still working out the logistics of this, we will not be hosting an in person gathering of students)
A: You do not have to be present to win the car. 

Q: Do you need to be at the drawing to win?
A: No. You do not have to be present to win.

Q: If I haven't received my report card, will a progress report be acceptable?
A:No. Only official report cards will be accepted.

Q: If my name gets drawn more than once, can I be selected as a finalist more than once?
A:No. If your name is drawn more than once we would take the duplicate out and draw another.

Q: What cars do I get to choose from if I win?
A: You will have a choice of a pre-selected 2021 Hyundai Elantra or 2021 Subaru Impreza.

Q: Do I have to pay for anything?
A: The winner will be responsible for all taxes, registration and associated costs.