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Ashley Barton (1997)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Dry Prong, Grant Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-06-19

Duration: 00:04:40

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Barton, Ashley


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Moreau, Heather Interviewee
  • Hernandez, Amanda Interviewee
  • Houston, Millie Interviewee
  • Barton, Ashley Interviewee


This segment from the 1997 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Ashley Barton, a student at Grant High School in Dry Prong. As a child, Barton lost her younger sister in a drowning incident and witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of her step-father. Despite these tragedies, Barton is a model citizen and a leader at her school. She has won a Horatio Alger Association Scholarship, is the president of the Student Council, secretary of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and was named an outstanding senior by her classmates. Host: Beth Courtney