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Shayla Price (2004)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2004-06-27

Duration: 00:03:57

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Price, Shayla


  • Schmidt, Emily Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Emily Interviewee
  • David, Richard Interviewee
  • David, Beth Interviewee
  • Price, Shayla Interviewee
  • Bonvillain, Shirley Interviewee
  • Price, Loretta Interviewee


This segment from the 2004 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Shayla Price, a senior at Thibodaux High School. At age twelve, Price witnessed severe physical domestic violence and helped nurse her mother back to health. Despite these obstacles, she is a member of the National Honor Society and her class valedictorian. She served as the Sophomore and Junior Class President and as a member of the Senior Class Executive Board. She also organized the Bayou Interfaith Service Community Organizing Committee to help youth in her area. Hosts: Emily Schmidt and Beth Courtney