Winners of the 2016 ACE Challenge with County Executive Robert P. AstorinoWestchester County honors is educators and students with a variety of annual awards.

The Astorino Challenge in Education
Robert P. Astorino created the ACE Challenge to encourage county students in Westchester County schools to strive for excellence in their school grades. When students, who have registered, achieve the goals of the challenge, they receive a season pass for that year's success to Playland.

The 2017 registration form is already online and ready for students to sign up. The deadline for signing up is Oct. 31, 2017.

Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards
Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards honor young men and women who actively demonstrate leadership in community service, particularly in the areas of community empowerment; science, technology, engineering and math; or innovative thinking.

Nominated students are current high-school juniors who graduate the following year. They must be residents of Westchester County. Nominations are solicited in the spring.

Honorees are typcially announced in September and then honored at a special dinner in October.

The WISE Awards
The Westchester Innovative School Educators (WISE) Award is an opportunity to recognize K-12 education professionals who have developed innovative solutions to challenges facing our youth through the educational system that serves them. Nominated educators must be certified professionals currently working in educational settings or alternative educational pathways and must have a demonstrated positive influence on student success. They must work in Westchester County.