Smithsonian Student Travel Announces Seven New Golden Boarding Pass Winners

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Prizes include two VIP tours and five Apple iPod touches.

Smithsonian Student Travel has announced seven winners in their Golden Boarding Pass sweepstakes. Two teachers have won VIP tours of the Smithsonian on their class trips. Five teachers have been awarded new Apple iPod touches.

New winners are announced every week by Smithsonian Student Travel, with the grand prize, a free trip for ten, to be awarded on March 31, 2010. Other prizes include travel scholarships, VIP museum tours and Apple iPod touches.

April Barron was one of the three iPod touch winners from the January 29th Golden Boarding Pass drawing. She is a high school teacher from Corn, OK and is looking at a tour of the southern United States.

Dean Shultz is from Bakersfield, CA and was one of four new winners announced February 5th. He is extremely pleased to hear about his free iPod touch. When asked where he would like to travel next with students, Schultz replied, “I would love to go to Washington D.C.”

Jo Jacobsen, also a winner of an iPod touch, called her friends, family, and colleagues when hearing about her winning Golden Boarding Pass. Jacobsen resides in Yakima, WA as a middle school teacher. When asked about possibly traveling with Smithsonian Student Travel, she said, “I am dying to go to the Smithsonian and see the National Museum of Natural History!”

Other winners include Shalei Webb, winner of a VIP tour, from Mesa, AZ. Stacey Ward of Brooklyn, NY; Allison Klimek from North Platte, NE; and Laura Swaim from Fernandia Beach, FL all won new Apple iPod touches.

To learn more about Smithsonian Student Travel visit their website at:

Smithsonian Student Travel combines the educational resources of the Smithsonian Institution with the travel expertise of EF Education First to create educationally-enhanced tours for students and teachers. Smithsonian Student Travel tours are operated by EF Education First, the world’s largest private education organization with 45 years experience. EF’s North American headquarters are in Cambridge, MA, though the company spans the globe with hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries, a staff of over 29,000 employees, teachers and volunteers.


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