Each year the Go Blue for Kids Awards honors people in the community who constantly stand up with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children who have been abused and neglected.

This year, CASA of South Louisiana nominated KPEL's Bernadette Lee as Media Professional of the Year. And she won!

"You are our CASA superhero," said Kelsey Mason of CASA of SOLA to a shocked and speechless Bernie.

LISTEN to the interview below as Bernie is surprised with the news. Also, find out more about how you can help these children in need, children who can always use trained community volunteers who will stand with them and speak up for them in court.