Hogan recognized for student achievement

Published 8:25 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Kelly Hogan was recently named a finalist for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete achievement award.

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum held its 12th annual Student-Athlete Achievement Awards Banquet on Dec. 4. The event was put together to honor some of Virginias great student-athletes.

Of the finalists selected, Hogan, a senior, was the only Suffolk representative. Students are nominated by their coaches and administrators at the high school level.

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“It was a great and an honor I did not expect,” Hogan said. “I think it is great that NSA student-athletes are able to get the opportunity to apply for these accolades. NSA prepares us to excel in everything we do, whether it’s the classroom or our respective sports.”

Hogan was nominated by T.W. Johnson, the director of boys’ athletics at NSA, and Brittany Thornburg, who is the assistant athletic director at NSA. Hogan plays soccer and basketball and runs cross country.

Extracurricular achievements outside of sports were a criterion for the award. Hogan is a section leader for low brass in the marching band and concert band. She is the community service chair of the National Honor Society. Her position includes providing fellow National Honor Society members with volunteering opportunities. Hogan also works with other NHS chairs and teacher sponsors to hold meetings and make sure that the NHS chapter reflects positive values.

Hogan currently holds a 4.0 grade point average. She is currently in basketball season, where she was an All-Conference selection last year. In her last game, she put up 10 points and 14 rebounds against Trinity Episcopal.

NSA won’t play again until the new year. Catch Hogan in action at home Jan. 3 against Hampton Roads Academy at 5:30 p.m.