Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The Exchange Club of Lima presented Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) awards yesterday to four area youth’s at the Elks Club.

The A.C.E. Award recognizes high school students who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during their high school years.

These students have often overcome great physical- emotional or social obstacles- yet few receive recognition.

This special recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really does pay off.