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LPB brings the inspiring and courageous stories of seven Louisiana high school students to viewers in a new half-hour special, LOUISIANA YOUNG HEROES 2022. The program debuts Friday, May 27 at 8:00 PM on LPB’s statewide network and will encore on Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 PM. Viewers can also stream the program on demand after the Friday broadcast premiere on this page and on the LPB YouTube channel.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the 2022 Louisiana Young Heroes! These seven students are role models in their local communities, have excelled in the classroom, given significantly of themselves through public service, have overcome adversity, and inspired others with their deeds and strength of character.

The 2022 Louisiana Young Heroes are:

Reagan Angers of Baton Rouge (Senior at St. Joseph’s Academy)

Allison Callender of Pleasant Hill (Junior at Natchitoches Central High School)

Corynn Gray of Lafayette (Senior at Thrive Academy)

Gabe Hoosier of Deville (Senior at Buckeye High School)

Mason McCart of Natchitoches (Junior at St. Mary’s High School)

Olivia Stringham of Vivian (Senior at North Caddo Magnet High School)

Victoria Williams of Baton Rouge (Senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School)

(Click each Young Heroes name for bio and photo)

They join the ranks of the almost 200 students who have been recognized by LPB since 1995 for this statewide distinction.

LPB’s Louisiana Young Heroes program is being presented this year with the generous support of AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Community Coffee, the US Army, Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion, DEMCO and Hotel Indigo.

Thank you to all who nominated an exceptional young person.


Gallery of Past Recipients

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