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United Way Supports Louisiana Young Heroes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Mullenix
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LANO Member Capital Area United Way asks Association members and friends statewide to participate in the Louisiana Young Heroes Award competition. Now in its 17th year, the award was created by Louisina Public Broadcasting and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge to recognize students who do exceptionally well in the classroom or make a huge difference in their community, and yet do not receive the recognition they deserve.

Do you know a Young Hero who deserves special recognition?

Nominations are now being taken for the 2012 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards.
The deadline for entries is February 3, 2012.  Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school or homeschooled and cannot be older than 19 years of age. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the LPB website ( or submitted through the online form.

Letters of recognition and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. Students who have been nominated in past years may be re-nominated for this year’s awards. Previous winners are not eligible.

Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be April 18, 2012. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities including lunch on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. The day will culminate in a banquet that night Baton Rouge.

The awards are co-presented by the Baton Rouge Rotary Club and underwritten by ExxonMobil. For more information, call Margaret Schlaudecker at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276.

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