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Rachel Patteson (2013)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-20

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Patteson, Rachel


  • Patteson, Rachel Interviewee
  • Bagley, Robin Interviewee
  • Huber, Monica Interviewee
  • Carter, Ilonka Interviewee


This segment from the 2013 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Rachel Patteson, a senior at Northwood High School in Shreveport. Patteson has survived a tumultuous home life, including neglectful and drug addicted parents, abusive foster homes, and her abandonment by a friend’s family. She is now living in a stable home under the care of a guardian. Despite these personal struggles, Patteson is ranked third in her class and is an active member in several school clubs, including the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.