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Jessica Elliott (2007)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-06-24

Duration: 00:06:05

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Elliott, Jessica


  • Price, Shayla Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Elliott, Trent Interviewee
  • Elliott, Jessica Interviewee
  • Womble, Allen Interviewee
  • Spurgeon, Glenda Interviewee
  • Brown, Calisha Interviewee
  • Womble, Alice Interviewee
  • Washington, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Dotson, Lee, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the 2007 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Jessica Elliott, a senior at Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria. Because of her mother’s drug use, Elliott was born with a number of life-threatening heart problems that she was able to overcome. She is an outstanding student, the president of the senior class, and a member of the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a volunteer with the Food Bank, the Lifeshare Blood Center, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, as well as a peer tutor and a DARE volunteer at local elementary schools. Hosts: Shayla Price and Beth Courtney