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William Gaspard (2019)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-03

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Fowler, Blake Host
  • Sostand, Brandon Interviewee
  • Dauzat, Eric Interviewee
  • Alexander, Demetria Interviewee
  • Gaspard, William Interviewee


This segment from the 2019 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree William Gaspard, a senior at the Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences in Bunkie. Gaspard has diabetes and helps to care for his mother and sister due to his mother’s health issues. Despite these challenges, he spends 20 hours a week doing community service and is a leader at his school. His profile includes interviews with: Brandon Sostand, his teacher; Eric Dauzat, his principal; and Demetria Alexander, his teacher.