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Shaela Nelson (2011)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-30

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Nelson, Shaela


  • Nelson, Shaela Interviewee
  • Addison, Stacy M. Interviewee
  • Nelson, Sierra Interviewee
  • Johnson, Alexis Interviewee


This segment from the 2011 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Shaela Nelson, a junior at Scotlandville High School in Baton Rouge. After enduring the loss of her parents and grandmother, Nelson is in the custody of her older sister. Despite her personal losses, she is an outstanding student in the Academy of Engineering curriculum at Scotlandville. She is also a leader in several clubs, including the National Society of Black Engineers, the MoonBuggy team, I Care, and Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science.