The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill recognized its A.C.E. Award Student of the Year, Adam Aguilar, at the club's meeting April 10.
The club wrote: “The A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation. This is a positive program with two key objectives: it helps encourage students to overcome their hardships and get back on track toward a high school diploma; and it recognizes those students who are often overlooked for their accomplishments. This special recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance are rewarded.”
In Agular's application he stated
“I learned to work hard and be respectful. I have fought adversity all my life.
I am very determined and destined for success. I am a fighter!”
He says his goal in life is to be an example and help underprivileged children.