COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Friday, the Rising Star Ceremony honored elementary, middle and high school students for being positive role models at school and in their community.
The ceremony took place at the Columbus Government Center.
Winners of the award were Will Oliver, Hannah Wright and Joshua Batson.
Sheriff John Darr with Muscogee County spoke about recognizing the students.
"It's just a small way for the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office to recognize these young men and young ladies that are doing the right things and setting good examples and focusing on those individuals and those aspects instead of the negative stuff they hear about in the community," said Sheriff Darr.
The ceremony is held every year, and this year's winners were recognized for the Winter 2016 ceremony.