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 May 16, 2020. 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 2020 drawing on May 16, 2020.

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 Thursday, April 30, 2020, 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, May 1, 2020.

Q: When will the drawing take place?
A:Grand prize winner will be chosen the first week of June 2020 (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 first week of June 2020 (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:
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 2020 Hyundai Elantra or 2020 Subaru Impreza.

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