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Eddie Jenkins (2004)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Walker, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2004-06-27

Duration: 00:05:28

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Jenkins, Eddie


This segment from the 2004 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Eddie Jenkins, a senior at Walker High School. Jenkins was born without the lower part of his spine due to a rare form of Spina Bifida. Despite this obstacle, he is an excellent student and tireless volunteer. In addition to single-handedly organizing his school’s first Veteran’s Day program, he also helped organize food drives for homeless shelters and the March of Dimes fundraiser at his school. Hosts: Emily Schmidt and Beth Courtney