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Peyton Cudd (2016)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Glenmora, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-11

Duration: 00:06:00

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Cudd, Peyton


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Waguespack, Tom Host
  • Cudd, Tammy Interviewee
  • Cudd, Peyton Interviewee
  • Crager-Thornhill, Melissa Interviewee
  • Richmond, Marilyn Interviewee


This segment from the 2016 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Peyton Cudd, a senior at Plainview High School in Glenmora, Louisiana. At age two, Cudd was electrocuted when she bit into an electrical socket. She was in a coma for a month and has endured many surgeries to rebuild her mouth. She is an honor roll student and has represented her school three times at the national competition for the Future Business Leaders of America. Her profile includes interviews with: Tammy Cudd, her mother; Melissa Crager-Thornhill, her English teacher; and Marilyn Richmond, her business teacher. Hosts: Tom Waguespack and Beth Courtney