March 13, 2020. 3:00 PM.
Many of you will have already received this notice from your state offices.
After carefully weighing guidance from public health officials and consulting with AACS leadership and with leadership at Bob Jones University, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the AACS National Competition this year. All AACS National Competition events for 2020 are cancelled. This is the first time in 43 years that we have had to cancel the event. That decision is incredibly disappointing for our leadership and staff. Two thousand young people will miss an opportunity that they have spent months preparing for, but the decision is unavoidable in these circumstances. Decisions about state competitions are being made by state offices and will vary widely because the spread of the virus is not uniform and guidance from public health officials varies with regional and local considerations. Please contact your state office if you have not already received a communication from them regarding state competitions.