COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 74

November 26, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

AAA Travel High School Challenge

 

The AAA Travel High School Challenge is ready to begin. High school students in grades 9 through 12 throughout the United States are invited to put their geography and travel knowledge to the test for a chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando in Florida to compete in the national finals in May 2003. This educational challenge features three exciting levels of competition with $156,000 in college scholarship awards from the Hogan Family Foundation.

 

Schools can download materials from www.aaa.com/TravelChallenge for self-production. Or they can be ordered through AAA Print Services by contacting Gary Smith for customized quotes at gsmith@national.aaa.com.

 

The challenge begins in January 2003 with an online multiple choice test through the AAA Web site. The top five scorers in each state and Washington, DC advance to the state competition. In March the 255 quarter-final winners will take a second test at a select AAA club location in their respective states. The top achiever in each state and Washington, DC win a $1000 scholarship and a trip to Universal Orlando Florida to compete in the national finals. The final event is in May with the 51 state champions competing to determine the six national finalists.

For additional information, please e-mail: AAATravelChallenge@national.aaa.com.

 

PIW/MBH