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Michael Tuckerson (2001)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-06-10

Duration: 00:04:15

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Tuckerson, Errolyn Michael, Jr.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Thomas, Elizabeth "Boo" Host
  • Tuckerson, Mike Interviewee
  • Allanach, Robert Interviewee
  • Bonitatibus, Kris Interviewee
  • Juhas, Kathleen Interviewee


This segment from the 2001 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Michael Tuckerson, a sophomore at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. Tuckerson lives in the Boys Hope Girls Hope group home for abused and neglected children near his school. He maintains a 3.9 grade point average in honors classes and volunteers hundreds of hours for Operation Upgrade and Mothers against Drunk Driving. He was also chosen as his school’s representative to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and the 2001 National Student Leadership Conference. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas