The award will be presented on Friday during an award tea at the Cleveland Public Library.
Day is the daughter of Joe and Kay Day, and has been a resident of Cleveland since 1999.
Beka is president of the National Honor Society at Cleveland High School, and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school career. She is a Tennessee Scholar, serves as president of the Science National Honor Society, and holds officer positions in Anchor Club, and the Environmental Awareness Association. She has been team captain of the female Cross Country team at CHS since the 2010 season, and holds school running records in the 5000m, 3200m, 1600m, and two-mile distance running events. She has competed in the TSSAA state cross-country finals in Brentwood each year since 2009, and has been selected as a first team Best of Preps female cross-country athlete by the Chattanooga Times-Free Press for each of the past four years.
Day was selected and served as a member of the 2011-12 Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Youth Leadership Class, and has been involved in numerous community outreach programs. She is an active member of Christway Church in Ooltewah and serves as a door greeter.
She also participated in a construction mission trip to Hazard, Ky.
Beka has been awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship and plans to major in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech beginning this fall.