The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has named Terrell Jake Dionne as the Bride City Student of the Month for October.

Dionne, son of Terrell and Angela Dionne, is a senior at Bridge City High School. He has a 4.78 grade point average and ranks number four out of 181.

He holds multiple academic, district, state and regional UIL awards. He is on the honor roll and has received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, the TMEA Music Scholar Award and was named to the American Legion Boy’s State.

Dionne is on the Student Council, Academic Challenge Team and is the 2010-2011 National Honor Society president. He is a member of St. Henry Catholic Youth Ministries and participates in the Cardinal Singers.

He volunteered with hurricane clean-up, and also assists with Little League Field of Dreams, Relay for Life and March for Parks.

After graduating from a four-year university with a major in communication studies and a minor in either Italian or international studies, he wants perform a stint of service with AmeriCorps or Disney Cruise Lines. Ultimately, he wants to be an attorney for the United States Military or Walt Disney Corporation.

Cathy Riley, English teacher at Bridge City High School said. “It is with great honor that Jake Dionne represents Bridge City High School, as well as the English Department as their honor student of the month. Being a student in my English I Honors class and the Voice of the Strutters for three years, Jake proves to be a chivalrous gentleman. He demonstrates a positive influence on others uncompromising his morals and integrity. As a matter of fact, Jake is well-grounded. He has gone beyond expectations as a well-rounded student. When I think of Jake Dionne, I think of character, responsibility, dedication, self-discipline, self-motivation, integrity and leadership.”

Diane Grooters, English Teacher and UIL Academic Coach at Bridge City High School said “I am both pleased and honored to add my comments to Jake Dionne’s nomination.

“I have known Jake for four years through UIL academic events. This year, he is in my LEAP class, a course for which he will receive college credit. I have been constantly amazed at his drive to experience all high school has to offer and his determination to achieve nothing less than excellence in all the events in which he participated. This determination along with well-honed ability has led to success after success: winner of the prestigious Stark Reading Contest, fifth in state in UIL debate, first in state in solo and ensemble, the Voice of the Strutters, a member of the winning Bridge City High School Academic Team …. The list is astonishing.

“Usually the teacher role is, in part, to inspire students. Jake has ever been an inspiration to me.”