North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopedic surgeons have selected Valerie Nguyen, of Hammond High Magnet School; Logan Thompson, of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Hannah Vicknair, of Albany High School; and Evan Bergeron, of Walker High School, as Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
Nguyen, 17, is a senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team, a three-year volleyball letterman, a four-year piano letterman and earned first in state at the Louisiana Musical Teachers Association piano competition. She has achieved the A-B honor roll four years of high school and has a 3.9 GPA. Her parents are Vanmai and Hung Nguyen.
Thompson, 17, a senior, has a 3.95 GPA and has been a defensive lineman for the Falcons football team for four years. He serves as an STA Ambassador and president of the Robotics Club and also is member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Beta Club and the ACT 30+ Club with a score of 33. His parents are Chad Thompson and Renee Morgan.
Vicknair, 16, is a junior and has a 4.0 GPA. She has played basketball for the Lady Hornets for two years, is a student trainer/manager for the football team and plays softball for the Hornets. She also is the Student Government representative for the junior class and president of the Fellowship of Christian Students. Her parents are Scott and Jennifer Vicknair.
Bergeron, 16, is a junior, a lead cross country runner and team captain and has a 4.0 GPA. He has belonged to the cross country team and band for three years and this year was named to the school honor band. His parents are Phillip and Angie Bergeron.
From September 2015 to April 2016, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic surgeons will choose male and female Student-Athletes of the Month from both Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, excel in athletic competition, participate in school and community organizations and have earned the respect of coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers. In May 2016, male and female Student-Athletes of the Year will be selected from all the monthly honorees for both parishes, a news release said.
Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors, principals and North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers. Forms are available online at northoaks.org or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.