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Lauren Goins (2000)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-06-7

Duration: 00:04:18

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Goins, Lauren M.


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Baldwin, Sina Interviewee
  • Going, Lauren Interviewee
  • Goins, Patricia Interviewee
  • Leaman, Dayna Interviewee
  • Shondel, Roger A. Interviewee


This segment from the 2000 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Lauren Goins, a senior at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans. As a freshman, Goins was forced to become the head of her household after her mother became disabled due to a stroke and brain surgery following a car accident. Her father had already died when she was in elementary school. Despite these personal struggles, Goins maintains a 4.65 grade point average in the advanced honors curriculum at her school and was named a National Merit Commended Scientist. She has also participated in the Internship Entrepreneurship Program at MIT and the Tulane Science Scholars program. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney