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Kristen Bennett (1999)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Moss Bluff, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-07-6

Duration: 00:02:10

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Bennett, Kristen | People with disabilities


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Bennett, Kristen Interviewee


This segment from the 1999 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Kristen Bennett, a sixth grade student at Moss Bluff Middle School. Bennett suffered from a brain tumor that has left her without the use of her lower body. Her treatment also caused her to lose her hearing. Despite these challenges, Bennett is a tireless volunteer who collects food, Christmas presents and clothes for the less fortunate. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney