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Carissa Fruge (2013)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-20

Duration: 00:05:22

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Fruge, Carissa


  • Smith, Cathy Interviewee
  • Fruge, Carissa Interviewee
  • Fruge, Trina Interviewee
  • Fruge, Lawrence Interviewee
  • Knoll, Emily Interviewee


This segment from the 2013 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Carissa Fruge, a senior at Hathaway High School in Jennings. During her four years of high school, Fruge has suffered from swine flu, a sciatic nerve injury, Reynaud’s syndrome, and fluid around her heart. Despite these physical ailments and missing several months from school during her freshman and senior years, Fruge has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school. She is also a tireless volunteer in the community.