LIMA — The Lima Exchange Club recognized 10 students as winners of or Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize high school students who seldom gain recognition but who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and academic performance during their high school years.
These students have often overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles, yet are now on a path to graduate high school and continue their education at the college level.
Each student receives a certificate and a scholarship check for $200.
Winners include Cierra Anspach of Allen East, Alisandra Minjarez of Apollo Career Center, Mikielah Horton of Bath, Alexcia Justus of Bluffton, Emma Reindel of Delphos St. Johns, Marley Savill of Elida, Qui’Ana Hoyle of Lima Central Catholic, Maranda Miller of Perry, Makenna Lehman of Spencerville and Lindsey Stump of Temple Christian.
The overall winner was Alexcia Justice of Bluffton High School, who received an additional $500 check and will be eligible to compete for district and national Exchange Club A.C.E. scholarships.