Lowcountry 8th grader gets major award

Katie Stagliano (Provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - A Lowcountry eighth-grader has received a major award from a former president for her work fighting hunger.

Katie Stagliano, 14, was one of six activists recognized Monday night in a ceremony at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

Actor Matt Damon presented the Pinewood Prep student with the Clinton Global Citizen Award.

Katie is the founder and chief executive gardener of Katie's Krops, an organization she started at the age of nine with the dream of ending hunger.

It all started with a giant cabbage Katie grew from a single garden, but she has since created several gardens where Katie, her schoolmates and community members grow fruits and vegetables. All the food they grow is donated to Lowcountry soup kitchens.