2015 ACE Award
Model senior selected for Exchange Club's ACE Award
Posted on 03/17/2015
CampSamantha Camp, a senior at Model High School, was recently selected as the recipient of the Exchange Club's ACE Award.  The award stands for "Accepting the Challenge of Excellence.  The ACE Award is given each year to a student who has overcome a significant challenge or barrier to excel in school.  Camp was born with a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which limits the use of her limbs.

Four seniors from Floyd County Schools were selected as finalists for the award.  Camp; Macey Jones, from Armuchee High; Alli Foster, of Coosa High; and Madison Hopper, representing Pepperell High.  The finalists wrote two essays and delivered a speech at a club meeting in the process of selecting a winner.  Camp will compete at the state level in May at an Exchange Club event in Augusta, Georgia.

Despite Camp's physical challenges and having to use a wheelchair since she was 7 years old, she has excelled in school.  Camp has a 3.9 GPA and will graduate from Model High with honors in May.  She is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and has accumulated over 60 hours of community service.  Camp volunteers with events and fundraisers for Compassionate Friends, an organization for families who have lost a child.

Camp plans to pursue a degree in law after graduation.  She is undecided on the college she will attend at this time.