Giles ACCE Allows for Further Education

County, VA-
are getting closer to the Muddy ACCE Race and our young people are enjoying a
summer of community service, friendships, and memory making. Soon our ACCE
students will be returning to New River Community College to begin their
semesters. Today we hear a little insight from current ACCE student, Hunter

From Hunter: I learned about the ACCE Program when I was attending Giles High School. Without ACCE, I would still have attended college; my goal being a degree relating to the automotive industry. There would have been negative consequences though, with having student loan debt and trying to pay it off.  Due to ACCE, I will be able to further my education with getting my degree. I am studying for an Auto Analysis Repair Diploma. I plan to take what I have learned and use it in my future as an automotive technician. I plan to work as a certified mechanic with a dealership. I would like to thank everyone in the Giles County Community and all the sponsors.

ACCE has helped out all the kids who have taken advantage of this opportunity and were able to further their education in order to have better career choices.

ACCE Student Hunter working on engine
Current ACCE Student, Hunter Trenar

The Muddy ACCE Race, to be held on September 21, 2019 at the Glen Lyn Park was created to raise funds for the ACCE Program in Giles County. Participants of the 2019 MAR will directly support scholarships for the 65 students involved in the program this year while continuing the spirit of community and support these students feel. The Muddy ACCE Race is a 5k, 50+ mud obstacle course event that is challenging for elite runners and family friendly. There is a youth mud pit area and fun categories for participants to win accolades. Registration is now open at and information on vending or sponsoring the event can be found on the website as well.


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Giles County, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia
approximately 40 minutes south of Roanoke and just west of Blacksburg and
Virginia Tech. With easy access to the New River, world
class dining and lodging properties, and historical attractions for the entire
family, Giles offers adventure in Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Come find
your playground at our Visitors Center located at 203 N Main Street,
Pearisburg, VA 24134 or find us online at or by calling