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Malinda DeBusk (1998)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1998-10-23

Duration: 00:04:32

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | People with disabilities | DeBusk, Malinda Anne


  • Barton, Ashley Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Hignight, Laura Interviewee
  • DeBusk, Malinda Interviewee
  • DeBusk, Edward Interviewee
  • DeBusk, Pamela Interviewee
  • Moon, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the 1998 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Malinda DeBusk, a freshman at Benton High School. Despite battling a genetic disorder called Turner Syndrome, DeBusk maintains a 5.0 grade point average, is an active member of the band and ROTC, and serves as a candy striper at a local hospital. She also spends her summers accompanying her church on mission trips to build and repair low income housing. Hosts: Ashley Barton and Beth Courtney