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Louisiana Young Heroes call for 2021 nominations

Posted at 2:04 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 15:04:59-05

Louisiana Public Broadcasting announced the 26th annual Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students to be recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes in 2021. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional young person 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, according to LPB.

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 deadline for entries is Monday, March 15, 2021. (Previous winners are not eligible.)

The 2021 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 in April 2021. The Louisiana Young Heroes will receive special awards and recognition for their achievements.

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes program or to submit a nomination, go to

For more information, call Katherine Scherer at 800-272-8161, ext. 4274 or 225-767-4274 or email

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