WLAE Selected for American Graduate Day Program

WLAE was one of only 20 public television stations from across the nation awarded an American Graduate Day grant. The program spotlights local champions who help youth in their community achieve high school graduation. WLAE recognized YvetteEndom of the Please Foundation, Chef Emeril Lagasse for his work with St. Michael Special School and Sister Paulette Tiefenbrunn, former principal of Holy Rosary. A video feature was produced on each of these champions highlighting their achievements in aiding young adults and their path to graduation. In addition, WLAE also held a recognition event and awarded the honorees with certificates of appreciation. The video feature produced for Sister Paulette aired on the American Graduate Day national public television telecast on September 17th. “Education is so important,” said YvetteEndom. “It is a way to end the circle of poverty. We’re changing lives and generations.” Thanks to Helen Sigur and David Wolf from WLAE’s production team who worked to make this project a big success