Drive for Excellence Rules

Official 2023 Drive for Excellence Contest Rules Revision

Rules change summary:

  • All grades earned during the full 2022-2023 academic school year can be registered by the student 

  • All students must complete the online registration form by June 30, 2023

  • All report cards submitted electronically must be received by June 30, 2023, at 11:59 pm

  • All report cards submitted via US postal service mail must be received by 5pm on June 30, 2023

  • 50 Finalists that meet the eligibility requirement will be randomly selected by July 3, 2023

  • The grand prize drawing will take place on July 22 2023 at 10:00 AM 

  • Students must be present at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing in order to win 

  • All Finalists will be required to complete a 'Finalist's Agreement Form' which will require them to submit a valid driver's license or learner's permit to confirm their eligibility and complete a media press release. 

We reserve the right to implement further changes if needed to protect the health and safety of finalists, their families, and our employees. 

Official 2022/2023 "Drive for Excellence" Contest Rules

Here is how to enter: Please register your quarterly grades or semester grades for the 2022-2023 full academic year at by June 30, 2023. If you have registered any other marking periods for any other year they will not count. Please register by the deadline of 11:59 pm on June 30, 2023. All applicants are to email all report cards to You must submit an official school-issued report card(s) by email, drop-off in person at Burlington Subaru, or by mailing it to Burlington Hyundai on 333 Shelburne Road in Burlington by the official deadline of June 30, 2023, to be eligible to become a finalist.

At that point, 50 finalists will be selected at random from all eligible entries. For each "A," students will receive two (2) entries into the grand prize giveaway. For each "B," students will receive one (1) entry into the grand prize giveaway. The grand prize giveaway will be held on July 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Students must be present at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing in order to win

Only official report cards will be accepted and must either have a date listed, be signed and dated by a school guidance counselor, or be emailed to us directly from a school guidance counselor. "Official" report cards are considered to be documents that are directly issued from the school. Progress reports are not eligible. Any grades earned at the college level, or from a technical center, must appear on the entrants' high school report card or transcript in order to be eligible.

All students qualify based on the same criteria: report cards must contain either letter (A-B-C-D-F), numerical, or Proficiency-Based grades that have been applied individually to each subject that the student is enrolled in. Unless students enrolled in a home-study program can produce a document from the state or a school-governing body that places a standardized and verified letter (A-B-C-D-F), numerical, or Proficiency-Based grade to each subject they are studying, they are not eligible to enter this contest since they are not graded using the same criteria as private and public schools.

Numerical grades will be translated to letter grades using the following scale: 80-89 will equate to a B (one entry) and 90-100 will equate to an A (two entries). For students attending schools using the Proficiency-Based Learning system, their grades will be translated to letter grades using the following scale: 3.0-3.4 or "Proficient" will equate to a B (one entry), 3.5-3.9 or "Partially Exemplary" will equate to an A (two entries), and 4.0 or higher, or "Exemplary" will also equate to an A (two entries). If your school has transitioned to the Proficiency-Based Learning system and is using an alternative grading scale than the one listed above, please ask your guidance counselor to send a school-issued document containing this scale to for verification.

PowerSchool, SchoolTool or other similar online-grading portals will be accepted as they contain accredited, school-issued grades. A printed or emailed copy of this type of report card is acceptable as long as it is accurately dated and issued from a school-operated portal. Progress reports from these portals are not eligible. Students may be asked to provide an additional copy of their report card to verify accuracy. Any questions regarding an official report card may be directed to All entries are subject to an accuracy verification check provided by Angolano & Company.

If you are selected as one of the 50 finalists, your guidance counselor may be contacted and asked to provide additional proof of grades from the 2022-2023 academic year. This includes grades from marking periods that have not been previously registered by the student. Additional proof must be received by the close of business on July 14, 2023. All finalist report cards will be subject to a verification process, which includes contacting the finalist's guidance counselor to confirm grades and report card accuracy.

The Grand Prize winner will have his or her choice between a pre-selected new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra. At the time of the drawing, the winner must be at least 16 years old, must be living in Vermont, or Clinton, Essex, or Franklin County, New York, and currently be enrolled in an accredited Vermont high school or an accredited New York High School. The winner is responsible for all taxes, registration fees and associated costs. Finalists will be required to submit proof of a valid Vermont or New York state driver's license or learner's permit prior to the giveaway.  Winner must provide proof of insurance before taking delivery of the vehicle.

Finalists will also have an opportunity to win one (1) of three (3) $1,000 scholarships from Vermont Federal Credit Union. Scholarship prizes will be awarded prior to the grand prize giveaway. Students are eligible to win only one (1) $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be required to fill out a W-9 tax form to claim their prize. Winning tickets chosen for the scholarship prizes will then be put back into the drawing for the grand prize giveaway.

The odds of winning are based on the number of students who enter the contest and the number of contest entries that each student receives. Employees and immediate family members of Burlington Auto Group, Auto Group, Nexstar Broadcasting (ABC22/FOX44), Vermont Federal Credit Union, Hall Communications, as well as competing media outlets, are not eligible to enter. Further questions and inquiries should be addressed to ATTN: Drive for Excellence, Burlington Hyundai, 333 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401, or via email at