NEX rewards ‘A-OK’ student

Alison Price-Temaeva, a Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange department manager, awards the A-OK student certificate and medallion to Nicholas Alvarado. Photo by Stephanie Lau, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange customer relations manager

Alison Price-Temaeva, a Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange department manager, awards the A-OK student certificate and medallion to Nicholas Alvarado. Photo by Stephanie Lau, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange customer relations manager

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange

This quarter’s recipient of the A-OK student award is Nicholas Alvarado.

The award presentation took place at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange on March 17. Alvarado is the son of retired Army Maj. Wilbert (8th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Shafter) and Jennifer Alvarado.

Alvarado is a junior at Mililani High School and will be applying to Cal Tech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In his spare time, Alvarado likes to work on computer programming and looks forward to a major in computer science.

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to help pay for college through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. The A-OK Student Reward Program offers all qualified students to participate in a quarterly drawing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter.

Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Home-schooled students can also qualify with acknowledgement that the student has a “B” average or equivalent record of accomplishment. Eligible students include children of active duty military members, Reservists and military retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. Children without an individual Identification Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card.

Patrons can stop by any NEX with a current report card or progress report and have a NEX associate verify the eligibility, to enter the drawing. Then, they can fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID which entitles the student to 19 discount coupons for NEX products and services. Along with the award, each winner will receive a lapel pin, certificate and medallion ribbon In Honor of Academic Excellence.

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