The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s monthly coffee and recognized the following:

Business of the Month was Clayton’s Consignment. Ray and Mary Clayton relocated to Bridge City from Nashville. The Claytons want to give back to this community since Bridge City welcomed them with open arms. “We are very thankful to the people of Bridge City for making us feel at home and a part of a wonderful community” Mary Clayton said.

Clayton’s, 2122 Texas Ave., carries everything from small appliances to furniture items and clothing.

Employee of the month was Roberta Overstreet with Bridge City Independent School District. “Even before Hurricane Ike, Roberta put in long hard hours to insure the district was running the most efficient way it could” according to Cil Dixon, BCHS athletic director’s secretary.

BCHS Student of the month was Emily Ginn, daughter of Mike and Fay Ginn. She ranks ninth in a class of 160. Her GPA is 4.46. Emily is a first lieutenant with the Strutters. Some of her awards and honors include Miss High Kick, two year all American dancer and dance company member. She attended Rotary youth leadership convention.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, En Croix, Spanish Club and several other clubs. Her community servvice was being a volunteer with Wilcox Vetrinary Clinic.

Emily plans to attend Texas A&M to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

OHS student of the month was Jacob Felts. Jacob is the son of Steve and Stephanie Felts. He is ranked 24 out of 122 students. His GPA is 3.75.

Jacob is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council. He is a member of St Helen’s Catholic Church youth ministry.

Jacob’s Awards include being named to THSBCA all state baseball team his sophomore and junior years. He was nominated by ESPN Rise for 2010 Gatorade baseball player of the year in the state of Texas, among having received many other baseball awards.

Felts participated in Hurricane Ike disaster relief projects with St Helen’s Catholic church and Orangefield ISD. Among other Community service events, he served as a kitchen worker at Port Arthur Hospitality Center soup kitchen with St Helen’s CYM 2007-08.

Jacob has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Texas at Austin and would like to pursue a degree in computer graphic imaging.