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Lauren Johnson (1999)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-07-6

Duration: 00:02:57

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Johnson, Lauren | People with disabilities


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Lauren Interviewee


This segment from the 1999 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Lauren Johnson, a senior at Natchitoches Central High School. Johnson was in a traffic accident that confined her to a wheelchair. Through daily physical therapy, she is slowly regaining the use of her legs. Despite this challenge, Johnson is an honor roll student, a member of the Homecoming Court, and a volunteer peer counselor helping other young trauma victims in North Louisiana and Texas. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney