Joseph Dees | Young Hero Award from Alabama Public Television

Joseph Dees

Enterprise High School

Enterprise, Alabama

Having lost both parents at an early age, Joseph would be tested by circumstance at a very early age. As time passed Joseph developed an intelligent, athletic and determined character. Early in his school career, teachers noticed his penchant for creative writing. Joseph won several writing awards and became a voracious reader. He has been nominated for the B.F. Garth Award, which is given to a young man who possesses great character, high academic grades and who could be called the ideal student. Joe currently carries a 3.986 GPA that reflects advanced courses he has successfully completed. Not only is Joseph an extraordinary student, he is also an outstanding athlete, arriving at school every morning at 6:15 for his early workout. He recently won the award for highest GPA for all junior football players and consistently stated throughout the season on the varsity team. According to his French teacher, “Joseph Dees is not just a young hero, but he is a hero and role model for us all.

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  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
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  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
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  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
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  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
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Workforce Development
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  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward

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