Published 7:30 am Sunday, December 18, 2022

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 Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the 28th annual Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students to be recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes in 2023. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional individual who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary heroism, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character. Parents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, family members, and friends who know of high school students deserving of recognition for their tenacity, good work and commendable deeds, are encouraged to nominate them!

LPB President & CEO, C.C Copeland, says, “The Young Heroes program shines a light on students throughout our state who are an inspiration to their peers and communities. It’s a privilege for LPB to celebrate a new class of Young Heroes each year and we look forward to sharing their stories with you.”

Nominees must be Louisiana students in grades 9-12, enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted through the online form at lpb.org/heroes. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. (Previous Young Heroes are not eligible.)

The 2023 Louisiana Young Heroes will be announced on LPB’s weekly news and public affairs program Louisiana: The State We’re In, on the Louisiana Young Heroes Facebook page, and at lpb.org/heroes in Spring 2023. The Louisiana Young Heroes will receive special awards and recognition for their achievements.

Go to lpb.org/heroes to read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes program and to submit a nomination.

For more information, call 800-272-8161, ext. 4274 or 225-767-4274 or email heroes@lpb.org.


About Louisiana Public Broadcasting:
Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational resources and outreach programs.