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Karissa Robertson (2012)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Vivian, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-21

Duration: 00:05:19

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Robertson, Karissa


  • Robertson, Karissa Interviewee
  • Barlow, Kandy Interviewee
  • Barlow, William Interviewee
  • Triplet, Amy Interviewee


This segment from the 2012 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Karissa Robertson, a senior at North Caddo Magnet High School in Vivian. In the span of four months, Robertson lost both of her parents and now lives with her older sister and brother-in-law. Despite her personal struggles, Robertson maintains a 3.7 grade point average and has already earned 37 hours of college credit. She is also the captain of the soccer team, a cheerleader, and a member of the volleyball and track and field teams. Robertson also participates in several school clubs and volunteers for several causes.