Image of KIMT winner Aricka and Stu Trembath of Hearing Associates with her Oticon Hearing Aids.A high school valedictorian was the winner of a pair of hearing aids given in a contest conducted by Hearing Associates and KIMT to commemorate Better Hearing Month.

Aricka Oppman, 18, recently graduated at the top of her class. Her father, Travis, was among the 34 people who nominated her for the new hearing aids.

“I know there are many people out there that would benefit from a new pair of hearing aids,” Travis stated in his nomination. “I believe a new pair would benefit my daughter Aricka Oppman tremendously. She is 18 years old and about to graduate high school as the valedictorian of her class.”

Everyone who completed a survey to enter the giveaway earned a complimentary hearing evaluation.