I did this when I was a child, and while it's probably changed since then, I do remember it being really important to me. I actually ended up attending the University we went to for the awards ceremony. It really motivated me to work toward college and empowered me to believe that I was capabable of doing well, but also of getting scholarships to help me get there. It also halped me when I took the test in high school because I felt more prepared having taken it beofore. I'd let him go for it!