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Put Your Skills to the Test With Sylvan's School Success Challenge


New Online Challenge Offers Wasilla-Area Students, Parents and Educators
Chance to Designate $10,000 to a Local School

Wasilla, AK (Grassroots Newswire) February 16, 2010 – To encourage
learning and discovery outside of the classroom as families prepare for
the critical second half of the school year, Sylvan Learning of Wasilla,
North America's leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages,
grades and skill levels, is offering Sylvan's School Success Challenge for
local parents, teens and educators. Beginning February 15, 2010, families
and school personnel can participate in this trivia-themed sweepstakes at
www.SylvanChallenge.com. The challenge will end on March 31, 2010.

"Sylvan has a long history of providing educational resources that enable
students and teachers to achieve academic success. Schools are now facing
daunting fiscal challenges and, as a longtime community partner, Sylvan is
proud to offer Sylvan’s School Success Challenge, with the Grand Prize
winner designating a $10,000 Sylvan donation to a local school in order to
fund needed academic programs," said Dr. James May of the Sylvan Learning
located in Wasilla. "To succeed in school and life, students need ongoing
opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Now is the perfect
time to provide a fun learning activity that helps families prepare for
the rigors of the second semester and SAT/ACT testing. We believe this
interactive and engaging contest will serve as a motivational tool to help
students practice and bolster their skill sets in key subjects like
language arts and math, particularly algebra, and also assist with their
college prep efforts."

Sylvan's School Success Challenge features an electronic game board filled
with six categories – All About Algebra, Grammar Grab Bag, SAT/ACT
Challenge, What’s the Meaning?, Math Madness and College Knowledge.
Participants are asked three random questions each day. When the board is
cleared, participants receive ten additional sweepstakes entries towards
the chance of winning the Grand Prize, a Mac laptop, Kindle®, Nintendo® DS
and great gift cards.

Families and educators can earn entries into Sylvan's School Success
Challenge by answering the multiple choice questions, with additional
entries for correct answers and referring friends. Participants earn an
entry just by registering at the Web site and individuals can enter the
sweepstakes once a day.

By participating in Sylvan's School Success Challenge, parents, students
and educators can turn their school stress into school success by entering
to win great prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $5,000 Carnival®
Cruise to the Caribbean, a yearlong subscription to SylvanMathPrep.com -
an online math resource for families of students in grades seven through
twelve that features on-the-spot math guidance during homework time - and
a $10,000 donation to the school of his or her choosing. The First Prize
winner will be awarded a Mac laptop, TI-83 graphing calculator, iPod®,
North Face® backpack, and a yearlong subscription to SylvanMathPrep.com.
Additionally, entrants can win instant prizes, including more than 400
sought-after items from Amazon.com®, Nintendo® and Apple®.

The School Success Challenge questions target the concepts taught in
middle and high school classrooms, and help families begin to think about
the college preparation process. To register for the challenge, visit
www.SylvanChallenge.com.

Put your skills to the test and win incredible prizes. For more
information and other educational resources offered by Sylvan, visit
www.SylvanLearning.com.

About Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all
ages, grades and skill levels. Sylvan Learning has more than 900 centers
located throughout North America. In its 30 years, Sylvan’s proven process
and personalized methods have inspired more than 2 million students to
discover the joy of learning. Sylvan’s trained and Sylvan-certified
personal instructors provide individual instruction in reading, writing,
mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state
exams. Sylvan helps transform kids into inspired learners with the skills
to do better in school and the confidence to do better in everything else.
Visit www.DrRickBlog.com to share your personal academic experiences and
comment on academic trends. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS
or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.

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