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Melanie Bailiff (2015)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-01

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: Bailiff, Melanie | Louisiana Young Heroes | People with disabilities


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Bailiff, Tanya Interviewee
  • Bailiff, Casey Interviewee
  • Bailiff, Melanie Interviewee
  • Irvine, Mary Interviewee
  • Williamson, Benjamin Interviewee
  • Morris, Ray Interviewee
  • Szwak, David Interviewee


This segment from the 2015 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Melanie Bailiff, a freshman at Airline High School in Bossier City. Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Bailiff excels in both academics and athletics. She is an honor roll student and was chosen to participate in her school’s Starbase 2.0 STEM program. She is also a member of her school swimming and soccer teams and a community swim team. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Beth Courtney