Haughton High’s Kellie Abbott Wins National Community Service Honor
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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.