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Charles Boss II (2006)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-06-18

Duration: 00:05:54

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Boss, Charles, II


  • Parker, Brittany Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Boss, Donna Interviewee
  • Boss, Charles, II Interviewee
  • Howard, Eric Interviewee
  • Brown, Ta'Rae Interviewee
  • Stitch, Nancy Interviewee
  • Dotson, Lee, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the 2006 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Charles Boss II, a senior at Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria. Boss has overcome the removal of two brain tumors as a child that doctors feared would impair his ability to learn. He maintains a 4.0 grade point average in the medical magnet curriculum and was a winner of the USAA National Mathematics Award. He is also a tutor at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and volunteers with the Red Cross, Food Bank, Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, and the Manna House. Hosts: Brittany Parker and Beth Courtney