Haughton High’s Kellie Abbott Wins National Community Service Honor
Princeton, Louisiana high school student Kellie Abbott has been honored in Washington DC for 'Outstanding Volunteer Service' at the 18th annual Prudential Insurance Company's 'Spirit of Community Awards'. Abbott, a seventeen year old senior at nearby Haughton High School raised more than $11,000 to supply police vehicles with special anti-bleeding kits to increase officers and victims chances of survival after suffering traumatic wounds.
Here's a part of Kellie's acceptance speech:
'I think young people need to realize that having ideas, no matter how small, have the power to impact many lives. We all need to step up as a generation to change the world, one little idea at a time.'
Kellie was one of 102 winners selected from more than 30,000 applicants. She receives $1,000, a silver medallion and a trip to Washington. The awards are made annually by The Prudential Insurance Company in association with The National Association of Secondary School Principals.