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Mathew Burroughs (2002)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Haughton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-06-2

Duration: 00:05:04

Subjects: Wheelchair sports | Louisiana Young Heroes | Burroughs, Mathew | People with disabilities


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Rainer, Robert Host
  • Burroughs, Mathew Interviewee
  • Burroughs, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Burroughs, David Interviewee
  • Walker, Donna Interviewee
  • Cox, Bonnie Interviewee
  • Dean, Kevin Interviewee


This segment from the 2002 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Mathew Burroughs of Haughton, a senior at Airline High School in Bossier City. Despite having Spina Bifida, Burroughs is an outstanding student, an Eagle Scout, and the sixth-ranked wheelchair tennis player in the country. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Robert Rainer