APT's 2024 Young Heroes

Meet the six outstanding high school students who have been selected as APT's 2024 Young Heroes of Alabama.

Alabama Public Television is pleased to announce the winners of our 2024 APT Young Heroes scholarships. Madilyn Doster of Enterprise High School, Philip F. Moss, Jr. of Vestavia Hills High School, Patricia Orsi and Katherine Orsi of Wetumpka High School, Clara Parker of Tuscaloosa and Katelyn Shaneyfelt of Guntersville High School will each receive a $10,000 scholarship to the school of their choice, a laptop computer and other prizes as well. The students will be honored at a dinner at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel  on Wednesday, April 10 and will visit the Alabama House and Senate for special recognition on Thursday, April 11.

This is the 23rd year of APT’s Young Heroes Awards. Nominees for the award must be full-time students in a 9th through 12th grade curriculum, and must have demonstrated academic excellence, active participation in their community and the courage to persevere in the face of adversity. Nominations were accepted from school staff, family members or other members of the students’ communities from September 2023 – January 2024.

One of the six Young Heroes will also be honored with the Marissa Feigelson Community Service Award as part of the dinner and ceremony on April 10. The Marissa Feigelson award was created in honor of one of the first APT Young Heroes who tragically died of cancer. Each year, Mr. Mickey Feigelson, Marissa’s father,  selects the winner of the prize which includes an additional $1000 scholarship.

The APT Young Heroes program is made possible by the generous donations of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Medical Properties Trust, Precision Graphics, Inc., Signs Now and YellaWood Pressure Treated Pine, and Derek Chen.

More APT News


Skip to content