LIMA — The Lima Exchange Club recently presented 10 area youth Accepting the Challenge of Excellence awards.
The students were recognized for making a dramatic change in their attitude and performance sometime during their high school years, overcoming great physical, emotional or social obstacles.
The winners included Summer Stark from Allen East, Jasmine Shreves-Vogt from Apollo Career Center, Jacob Strange from Bath, Jahmar Lawrence from Elida, Kelen and Kemen George from Lima Central Catholic, Bill Barnett from Lima Senior, Jillela Weingart from Perry, Alex Carter from Spencerville and Seth Nickles from Temple Christian.
The club also named Summer Stark as the overall winner where she received a $500 check. She will also be eligible to compete for district and national Exchange Club A.C.E. scholarships.