The Accepting the Challenge of Excellence award recognizes high school students making a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during high school. These changes enabled the students to overcome incredible adversities and prepare for graduation.

The objectives of this program are to:

  1. Encourage students to overcome their hardships and get back on track toward a high school diploma;
  2. Recognize overlooked students for their accomplishments.

This special recognition shows students the power of hard work and perseverance. Honorees receive a plaque, a certificate, and a monetary scholarship.

Local clubs may submit their top ACE Award winner to the district competition. District-level winners can compete for the National ACE Award.