Rome club honors ACE award winners

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The Exchange Club of Rome recently held a program to honor and recognize students who have Accepted the Challenge of Excellence and overcome obstacles. Five students from various local high schools stood before the club and told about overcoming physical, emotional or social obstacles that lay in the path of graduation. “If I could rename this award it would be the OTO or the overcoming the odds award,” Exchangite Frank Shropshire said. “You have to understand these students anywhere along the way could have said ‘to heck with it – I’m outta here … but they didn’t.”