02 Mar 2008

CHS Senior Hartman Brunt Receives Young Heroes Award

Hartman Brunt, CHS senior, was the recipient of the 2008 Louisiana Young Heroes Award. The Young Heroes Awards, presented by the Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, honor outstanding students in grades 4-12 who have served their community, overcome adversity or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character. The Award, now in its 13th year, received a total of 226 nominations and only eight heroes were selected.

Brunt was a promising football and basketball player before he suffered a severe knee injury that severed the primary nerve to his feet. A 4.0 student, he has received a long list of academic honors while donating his time to the Baton Rouge Food Bank, raising money for hurricane relief and other causes, serving as a student minister and tutoring middle school students.

The winners and their families will be honored at a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion and a banquet at the LSU Tiger Den Suites on April 16, 2008.