Ashburn VA, (October 15, 2016) – Briar Woods graduate and Wake Forest tight end Cam Serigne was recently features in an article in the Daily Orange by Matt Liberman. Below is a reprint of that article
Cam Serigne had just turned 11 years old when Hurricane Katrina hit. His parents, David and Michelle, had recently moved their family to South Riding, Virginia, about 30 miles northwest of Washington D.C. Most of Serigne’s relatives lived in Louisiana and had to evacuate when the storm hit. There was only one place to go that was not ravaged by the storm — Serigne’s new home.
“All my relatives on both sides, just moved to Virginia, after Katrina,” Serigne said. “12-15 family members moved to live with me for a year.”
The Serignes were originally from St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, and after the storm wrecked the state for eight days, only one of his extended families had a house to live in.
Following the tragedy, Serigne’s family created a special bond with everyone living in his house that translated to the rest of his life, including his football career. As a redshirt junior tight end for Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast), Serigne has 11 catches for 131 yards on the season. The Demon Deacons host Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Entering this season, Serigne ranked third all-time among Wake Forest.
Serigne was just in middle school at the time and had a younger brother, Jacob. Their cousins, the Campagnas, moved in with them for the year.
To read the rest of the article, please click the link to the Daily Orange