Our last meeting was one of our Youth focused meetings with the A.C.E. awards.   A.C.E. contestants recognizes Rome and Floyd County  high school seniors who have overcome physical, emotional or social obstacles and are now eligible for graduation.  In this program, each student described  their own obstacles and how they overcame it.  Christopher Dean, a senior at Armuchee High School, who was diagnosed at a young age with a form of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome, was named our A.C.E. Award winner.  Dean received $500 for winning the competition while the other five each received $100.
Exchange Youth Chairman Frank Shropshire congratulates Christopher Dean.
The other contestants in the competition Friday included Jasmine Johnson from Unity Christian School, Destiny Paris-Cartwright from Coosa High, Hannah Newberry from Pepperell, Xharia Ware from Rome High and Tristan Cox from Model.