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Joshua LeJeune (2005)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Iota, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-06-26

Duration: 00:03:04

Subjects: People with disabilities | Louisiana Young Heroes | LeJeune, Joshua


  • Schmidt, Emily Host
  • LeJeune, Joshua Interviewee
  • Leger, Kasey Interviewee
  • Ronkartz, Patty Interviewee
  • Church, Stacy Interviewee
  • Hillman, Pam Interviewee
  • LeJeune, Melissa Interviewee
  • Siebert, Debra Interviewee
  • LaCombe, Judia Interviewee
  • Parsley, Carrie Interviewee
  • Mire, Katherine Interviewee


This segment from the 2005 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Joshua LeJeune, an eighth grade student at Iota Middle School. Despite suffering from a progressive hearing loss that will eventually leave him completely deaf, LeJeune is in the gifted program, serves on the student council, plays in the school band, and is a tireless fundraiser for several causes. Host: Emily Schmidt