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APT Seeks Young Heroes for 2024

Do you know a student in grades 9-12 who has excelled in academics, given of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, or inspired others through deeds and strength of character? If you know someone who you think should be recognized for these accomplishments,  as well as win a laptop computer, prizes, and a scholarship award of $10,000, nominate them before January 26, 2024.

Nominate A Young Hero

Nominate A Young Hero

must be received by January 26, 2024

Each year, Alabama Public Television recognizes five Alabama high school students as Young Heroes. Each student receives a scholarship and other prizes. Selection is based on the student’s grades, school participation, community support and, most important, having overcome some sort of extraordinary difficulty or hardship.

Nominees must be Alabama residents who are not more than 18 years old and are still attending school. The children’s parent or guardian must give permission for the nomination, along with permission for Alabama Public Television to use the child’s name or likeness on the air. All entry forms and supporting material must be received by January 26, 2024.

The winners will be notified in March 2024.

Our 2023 APT Young Heroes


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Gallery of APT Young Heroes

Gallery of APT Young Heroes

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What is APT Young Heroes?

Since 2001, Alabama Public Television has honored those young heroes who have made their schools and communities better places. Visit our Young Heroes Gallery and search by year to find the Young Heroes of that class. View videos, biographies and more!

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