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Malarie Jenkins (2006)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-06-18

Duration: 00:06:02

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Jenkins, Malarie


  • Parker, Brittany Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Jenkins, Malarie Interviewee
  • Varnado, Tonja Interviewee
  • Chitwood, Barbara Interviewee
  • Magee, Jessica Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Coley Interviewee
  • Young, Beverly Interviewee


This segment from the 2006 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Malarie Jenkins, a senior at Franklinton High School. Jenkins was born with Spina Bifida, but has the ability to walk. When her mother became ill during her sophomore year, Jenkins took over many household duties, including caring for her 10-year-old brother and working after school and weekend jobs. Despite these challenges, she was named the Washington Parish Student of the Year, is the president of the senior class, and serves as an officer for several school clubs. Hosts: Brittany Parker and Beth Courtney