James Brown, a senior at Model High School, has taken the top honor in the annual Exchange Club ACE Awards for 2014. The Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Awards are presented to students who have overcome adversity to excel at their high school. Brown represented Model High, Logan Agan, Coosa High; Hope Boyd, Pepperell High; and Anna Young, Armuchee High.
These students have overcome personal or family problems to excel at their respective high schools. “You always have a choice,” Brown told the Exchange members gathered at the luncheon to honor the students. “I chose not to be a statistic.” As the winner, Brown received $300 and will advance to the state ACE Award competition. The other school winners received $100.