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Carl Harrison (2009)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-14

Duration: 00:05:25

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Harrison, Carl


  • Profit, Eve Interviewee
  • Cox, Lisa Interviewee
  • Harrison, Carl Interviewee
  • Harrison, Kendal Interviewee
  • St. John, Peggy Interviewee


This segment from the 2009 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Carl Harrison, Jr., a senior at De La Salle High School in New Orleans. Harrison lost his mother at age eight to leukemia and his father at age sixteen to a heart attack. Despite these personal tragedies, he maintains a 3.6 grade point average, is a member of the drama club and National Honor Society, and competes in speech competitions. He also helps to take care of his great-grandmother and younger siblings. He was named the outstanding Parish Youth for Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish and earned a scholarship to Loyola University.