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George Mognhode (2016)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-11

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Mognhode, George | Refugees


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Waguespack, Tom Host
  • Mognhode, George Interviewee
  • Tandesse, Mekuriaw Interviewee
  • Matus, Ghedy Interviewee
  • Guyon, Nathalie Interviewee


This segment from the 2016 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree George Mognhode, a junior at the Baton Rouge International School. Mognhode was born to an Ethiopian father in a refugee camp in Kenya. He now lives in Baton Rouge with his father and sister. He helps other refugees in his apartment complex by translating for them. His profile includes interviews with: Mekuriaw Tandesse, his father; Ghedy Matus, his teacher; and Nathalie Guyon, his principal. Hosts: Tom Waguespack and Beth Courtney