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Samantha Hill (2003)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-22

Duration: 00:04:43

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Hill, Samantha | People with disabilities


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Spencer, Charles Host
  • Hill, Susan Interviewee
  • McFatter, Don Interviewee
  • Drake, Karen Interviewee
  • Chevalier, Sharon Interviewee
  • Hill, Samantha Interviewee
  • Tellifero, Jon E. Interviewee


This segment from the 2003 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Samantha Hill, a fifth grade student at Pine Wood Elementary School in DeRidder. Hill suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. It has caused her multiple bone fractures and surgeries. Despite these challenges, Hill is an outstanding student, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, and an inspiration to her classmates and community. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Charles Spencer