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Shan King (2001)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-06-10

Duration: 00:04:41

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | King, Shan Alyssa | People with disabilities


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Thomas, Elizabeth "Boo" Host
  • Messina, Wayne Interviewee
  • King, Rasha Interviewee
  • King, Shan Interviewee
  • Beloma, Candita Interviewee
  • O'Conner, Rodneyna Interviewee


This segment from the 2001 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Shan King, a junior at Baker High School. King lost both of her legs after a near fatal car accident in 1993. After rehabilitation, she now walks with prostheses. King is an A student and has won numerous awards for her contributions to her community and school, including launching her own fundraising campaign at her school for the Children’s Miracle Network. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas