38 students attend North Oaks volunteer orientation

Photo provided by MELANIE ZAFFUTO -- This year's Junior Volunteers, first row from left, are Tristan Smith, St. Paul High School; Jenna Licciardi, Loranger High School; Mary F. Martinez, Hammond High Magnet School; Brandy Welch, Loranger High School; Kristen Swanson and Sean Pardo, Hammond High Magnet School; second row, Therron Starwood, Ponchatoula High School; Katrina Taylor, Albany High School; Lauryn Hills, Ponchatoula High School; Hanna Adams, Springfield High School; Asad Mussarat, Jesuit High School; Christy Cornwell, Loranger High School; Sadie Daugereaux, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Brittany Dragg; third row, Kaitlyn Pulling, Ponchatoula High School; Emily Thomas, Holden High School; Grant Lonero and Kyle Benton, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Andee Poche', Ponchatoula High School; Rina Patel, Mandeville High School; Sydni Smith, Walker High School; fourth row, Lacie Woodall and Brianna Ennis, Ponchatoula High; Shelby Breckwoldt, Holden High School; Sara Padgett, Hammond High Magnet School; Dana Hudson, Albany High School; Alexa LeSaicherre, Ponchatoula High School; Nicole Knight, Loranger High School; and fifth row, Gerry Williams, Albany High School; Brett Benton and Avrielle Steward, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Rayla Pierson, Savannah Hall and Taliyah Johnson, Ponchatoula High School; Madelynn Varnado, French Settlement High School; Mason Gros, Albany High School; and Kaitlyn Newsom and Dalton Motichek, Ponchatoula High School.
Photo provided by MELANIE ZAFFUTO -- This year's Junior Volunteers, first row from left, are Tristan Smith, St. Paul High School; Jenna Licciardi, Loranger High School; Mary F. Martinez, Hammond High Magnet School; Brandy Welch, Loranger High School; Kristen Swanson and Sean Pardo, Hammond High Magnet School; second row, Therron Starwood, Ponchatoula High School; Katrina Taylor, Albany High School; Lauryn Hills, Ponchatoula High School; Hanna Adams, Springfield High School; Asad Mussarat, Jesuit High School; Christy Cornwell, Loranger High School; Sadie Daugereaux, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Brittany Dragg; third row, Kaitlyn Pulling, Ponchatoula High School; Emily Thomas, Holden High School; Grant Lonero and Kyle Benton, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Andee Poche', Ponchatoula High School; Rina Patel, Mandeville High School; Sydni Smith, Walker High School; fourth row, Lacie Woodall and Brianna Ennis, Ponchatoula High; Shelby Breckwoldt, Holden High School; Sara Padgett, Hammond High Magnet School; Dana Hudson, Albany High School; Alexa LeSaicherre, Ponchatoula High School; Nicole Knight, Loranger High School; and fifth row, Gerry Williams, Albany High School; Brett Benton and Avrielle Steward, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School; Rayla Pierson, Savannah Hall and Taliyah Johnson, Ponchatoula High School; Madelynn Varnado, French Settlement High School; Mason Gros, Albany High School; and Kaitlyn Newsom and Dalton Motichek, Ponchatoula High School.

Thirty-eight students received orientation June 4 as part of North Oaks’ 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,” said North Oaks Volunteer Coordinator Malissa Gonzalez. The program is from June 10 to July 26.

This year’s Junior Volunteers represent 12 high schools in Livingston, Tangipahoa, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes. Schools include Albany High School, French Settlement High School, Hammond High Magnet School, Holden High School, Jesuit High School, Loranger High School, Mandeville High School, Ponchatoula High School, St. Paul’s High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School, Springfield High School and Walker High School.

For more information on volunteer opportunities for teens, students and adults, call North Oaks Volunteer Services at (985) 230-6811 or visit http://www.northoaks.org.