Macon, GA – According to the statement, the B.E.A.M. Award reportedly recognizes selected scholars who exemplify self-discipline, leadership, positive attitudes, good grades, kindness, and integrity at school, home, and in the community.
On December 1, 2023, Sheriff Davis and members of the sheriff’s office Outreach Section presented the inaugural awards to two students.
The students who received the awards are Tyrianna Anderson, a senior at Central High School, and William Barnes, a Junior at Northeast High School.
The BEAM award stemmed from an idea Bibb Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Sahkera Wooten and Lt. Linda Howard had to recognize young people who are engaged in favorable activities and who are productively engaged in our community.
This recognition seeks to counter the stories that are often publicized about teenagers being involved in criminal or disruptive actions.