Tri Cities Exchange Club - Batavia, Geneva & St. Charles, IL


Mayor Schielke and Superintendent Kim from Batavia, special guests from our sponsors, local Chamber of Commerce leaders, and school representatives; along with friends and family; all enjoyed a breakfast honoring our 2024 ACE Winners.
For over 25 years, the Exchange Club of the Tri-Cities has honored the courage of selected graduating seniors for their effort to succeed in high school despite social, economic, or physical obstacles faced along the way. They may not be academic or athletic stars, but they are stars nonetheless. Our annual Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) program is an opportunity to recognize these individuals. 

We recognize two students from each of our five local High Schools (Batavia, Geneva, Mooseheart, STC East, STC North) based solely on the recommendations of the designated counselor's at each school. The 10 honorees and their guests are recognized at a breakfast held at Riverside Banquets in Geneva. Each recipient receives a plaque and monetary award. Breakfast attendees, including Mayors and City officials, Chamber of Commerce representatives, sponsors, etc. All agree this is a moving and uplifting celebration.

Please consider becoming an ACE financial sponsor. At whatever amount, be assured that 100% of your support will benefit these deserving young scholars. The Shodeen organization has provided the beautiful banquet facility, staff and breakfast buffet, while our Exchange Club and other sponsors provide the awards.



Geneva High School
Gavin O'Connor
Kurin Garcia

Mooseheart  High School
Bryan Lombo
Korpo Ogai

Batavia High School
Rabia Jafari
Brice Worley

St Charles North High School
Julissa Anzorena




to our 2024 ACE Breakfast sponsors
the Shodeen Family Foundation
for a special event to honor exceptional students.