Youth educational incentives introduced

New $100 cash card prize drawings

90 by 2020 AdAs previously reported in the Raven’s Circle, approximately 7.5 million students across the country miss nearly a month of school every year, a factor that can correlate with poor performance at every grade level. Greg Razo, CIRI shareholder and vice president of Government Services, serves on the leadership team of Anchorage’s 90% by 2020 Community Partnership; among other goals, the partnership aims for every student to attend school at least 90 percent of the days they are enrolled.

CIRI is accordingly implementing new incentives to encourage young CIRI shareholders and descendants to attend and excel at school: $100 cash prize drawings for students who maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above and for students with perfect attendance. (Perfect attendance is defined as missing no more than four classes in the reporting period.) Nine winners in each category will be randomly selected to win cash cards. Beginning next year, drawings will also be conducted in February.

CIRI shareholders and confirmed CIRI descents enrolled in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to participate. To enter, CIRI must receive a copy of the report card for the immediately preceding semester no later than June 30, 2015. The report card must clearly show the minor’s name, the time period being reported on, the minor’s grades and attendance record and the name and contact information of the minor’s school. Mail cards to CIRI Shareholder Relations at PO Box 93330, Anchorage AK 99509-3330 or scan or email them to If the winner cannot be contacted within ten days using the information in CIRI’s files, another winner will be selected.

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