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Tristan Bagala (2006)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Raceland, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-06-18

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Bagala, Tristan


  • Parker, Brittany Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • St. Pe, Laura Interviewee
  • Bagala, Tristan Interviewee
  • Bagala, Marissa Interviewee
  • Rome, Joan Interviewee
  • Moss, Matt Interviewee
  • Dufrene, Kayla Interviewee


This segment from the 2006 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Tristan Bagala, a fifth grade student at St. Mary’s Nativity School in Raceland. At the age of ten, Bagala already has a long history of fundraising activities at his school and in his community. After Hurricane Katrina, he spearheaded a raffle to raise money to pay the tuition for the displaced students attending his school, including launching a letter-writing campaign soliciting donations. He also baked dozens of cakes to brighten the days of evacuees living in temporary shelters. Hosts: Brittany Parker and Beth Courtney