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Amanda Pittmon (2003)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-22

Duration: 00:04:42

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Pittmon, Amanda | People with disabilities


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Spencer, Charles Host
  • Starret, Renee Interviewee
  • Sadka, Bill Interviewee
  • Morton, Robyn Interviewee
  • Grooms, Judy Interviewee
  • Cartinez, Shelly Interviewee
  • Pate, Roddy Interviewee
  • Boyter, Kelly Interviewee
  • Pittmon, Amanda Interviewee


This segment from the 2003 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Amanda Pittmon, a sixth grade student at Copes Middle School in Bossier City. Pittmon was born with a number of medical problems, including a cleft palette, poor muscle control, and facial defects. She has had over fifty surgeries and suffers from Grand Mal seizures. Despite her physical handicaps, she plays sports, is a member of the Pep Squad, and has won numerous 4-H club awards for her cooking, woodworking, and arts and crafts. She has also raised money for Mission Water for Life, volunteered at the Collection Center for Operation Christmas Child, and created necklaces for Make a Difference Day. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Charles Spencer