‘Louisiana Young Heroes’ call for nominations

Published 12:14 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the 27th annual Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students to be recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes in 2022. A Young Hero is defined as a young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary heroism, or inspired others through their 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.

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 www.lpb.org/heroes.The deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 1. (Previous winners are not eligible.)

The 2022 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 www.lpb.org/heroes in March. The Louisiana Young Heroes will receive special awards and recognition for their achievements.

The Young Heroes recognized in 2022 will join the ranks of the almost 200 students who have been recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes since LPB founded the program in 1995. To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes program or to submit a nomination, go to www.lpb.org/heroes.

Special thanks to Community Coffee for their support of the 2022 Louisiana Young Heroes Program.

For more information, call 1-800-272-8161, ext. 4274 or 225-767-4274 or email heroes@lpb.org.