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North Oaks Junior Volunteer Program Accepts 48 Teens

On June 2, North Oaks officials oriented 48 teens selected to participate in the health system's Junior Volunteer summer program.

“Our program offers teens, ages 14-17, a unique opportunity for community service and career exploration in an environment of commitment and responsibility,” explains North Oaks Volunteer Manager Malissa Gonzalez. The program runs from June 9 to August 1.

This year’s Junior Volunteers include, from left: (first row) Charlotte Belmont, Northlake Christian School; Emily Meyers, St. Scholastica Academy; Victoria Palmer, Ponchatoula High School; India Phillips, Denham Springs High School; Sadie Daugereaux, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Jenna Licciardi, Loranger High School; Alyce Plunkett, Mandeville High School; (second row) Joy Asoodeh, Homeschool (Hammond); Kirsten Jackson, St. Scholastica Academy; Sydni Smith, Walker High School; Janasia Callahan, Loranger High School; Elizabeth Stewart, Live Oak High School; Alayna Bell, Hammond High Magnet School; (third row) Abbie Gibson and Dustin Moticheck, Ponchatoula High School; Gerry Williams, Albany High School; Trevor Fleming, Loranger High School; Catherine Cangelosi, Parker Vaughan and Corey Saltaformaggio, Hammond High Magnet School; Tristan Smith, St Paul’s School; Brookelynn Seghers, Mandeville High School; (fourth row) Olivia Obot, Ponchatoula High School; Kamren Powell, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Abby Kuhn, Ponchatoula High School; Lori Thomas, Holden High School; Rebecca Hicks, Andee Poche’ and Emily Ransom, Ponchatoula High School; and Marlie Giardina, Oak Forest Academy; (fifth row) Brooke Fountain, Hammond High Magnet School; Brielle Prestenbach, Oak Forest Academy; Dylan Dunaway, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Emily Beever, Doyle High School; Mahogany Williams, Albany High School; Madison Rodriguez, Hammond High Magnet School; and Kate Ragan, Brandon Hall School; (sixth row) Mason Gros, Albany High School; J’Anna Sylve and Gabrielle Maurin, Ponchatoula High School; Nicole Knight, Loranger High School; Savanna Barrient and Cassie Thorn, Ponchatoula High School; Sage McGee, Lincoln Academy; and Connor Cantrelle, Lutcher High School.

Not pictured are Mary Frances Martinez, Hammond High Magnet School; Rayla Pierson, Ponchatoula High School; and Madelynn Varnado, French Settlement High School.

This year’s Junior Volunteers represent 20 high schools in Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. James and St. Tammany Parishes and also one in Atlanta, GA.

For more information on volunteer opportunities for teens, students and adults, call North Oaks Volunteer Services at (985) 230-6811 or click here.