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John Henry Jones

Louisiana Young Heroes

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Anacoco, Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-06-02

Duration: 00:06:04

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Jones, John Henry

Contributors:

  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Rainer, Robert Host
  • Jones, John Henry Interviewee
  • Buckley, Patricia Interviewee
  • Jeane, Leanne Interviewee
  • Stark, Floyd Interviewee
  • Swanson, Nicole Interviewee
  • Jones, Rosetta Interviewee
  • Carver, William Interviewee

Description

This segment from the 2002 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree John Henry Jones of Anacoco, a senior at Evans High School. After being abandoned by his mother and losing his father at age nine, Jones is being raised by his grandmother. Despite having a learning disability, he is a captain on his school’s quiz bowl team and has competed in the Louisiana State Literary Rally. In spite of his own family’s financial problems, he has helped collect coats, non-perishable goods, and school supplies for the less fortunate in his parish. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Robert Rainer