Sadie Kraft received the 2014 Outstanding High School Volunteer Award presented by the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.
Every year, a student volunteer in each high school in East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes is chosen to receive the honor, which includes a $500 award.
The award honors students who have performed outstanding volunteer service, both in and out of school, said a news release from the school.
Kraft was nominated by Runnels Junior and Senior High Principal and Guidance Counselor Conchetta Foshee, Junior and Senior High Assistant Principal for Student Services Dana Schlotterer and Junior and Senior High Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Monica Bryan for being a positive role model, providing leadership on the soccer field and serving many hours for Girl Scouts of America, Istrouma Baptist Church and the Runnels chapters of Senior Beta Club and National Honor Society.
Kraft has helped rebuild a local church and refurbish a battered women’s shelter. She works with children in local shelters, preschool students and underprivileged youths; assists the Susan G. Komen Foundation and United Methodist Hope Ministries; and volunteered for both the 2010 and 2014 Region III Championships hosted by Baton Rouge Soccer Club.
Kraft has been a member of the Runnels varsity soccer team since seventh grade and was named the Division III District 6 MVP for the 2013-14 season.
She plans to use her $500 award as a freshman at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she will major in athletic training.