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Katy Verlander (1999)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-07-6

Duration: 00:02:59

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Verlander, Katy Lea | People with disabilities


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Verlander, Katy Interviewee


This segment from the 1999 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Katy Verlander, a fifth grade student at Audubon Elementary School in Baton Rouge. Verlander was born with a rare form of cancer that paralyzed her from the chest down. She is a straight-A student in the gifted program, an accomplished violinist, a peer tutor and a volunteer in the school library. She also helps raise money for Dreams Come True, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Easter Seals and the March of Dimes. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney