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Kelsie Tillage (2023)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-05-26

Duration: 00:04:55

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Tillage, Kelsie Interviewee
  • Tillage, Ann Interviewee
  • Tillage, Keith Interviewee


This segment from the 2023 Young Heroes show features Kara St. Cyr’s profile of Kelsie Tillage, a senior at Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge. Tillage had to overcome a reading delay, speech impediment, and ADHD, which motivated her to become a teen writing coach and to spearhead her school’s collection of over 1700 books for the Center of Literacy. She has also received a Gold Medal Congressional Award for her community service. St. Cyr interviews: Kelsie Tillage; Ann Tillage, her mom; and Keith Tillage, her dad.