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Vlora Canolli (2003)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Terrytown, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-22

Duration: 00:04:50

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Canolli, Vlora | Refugees


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Spencer, Charles Host
  • Canolli, Vlora Interviewee
  • Ripps, Becky Interviewee
  • Lieux, Lynne Interviewee
  • Holdsworth, Halley Interviewee
  • McGovern, Megan Interviewee


This segment from the 2003 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Vlora Canolli of Terrytown, a senior at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans. Canolli is a refugee from Kosovo, who has lost both of her parents. While attending school full-time and working a part-time job, she helps to take care of her grandfather and two younger brothers. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Charles Spencer