The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for December at their monthly networking coffee on Dec. 13, at Bridge City High School located at 2690 Texas Avenue in Bridge City. Luke Hebert was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month and Alex White was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month.

Luke Hebert is the son of Glen and Peggy Hebert and is ranked number four out of his class of 172 with a grade point average of 4.719 on a 5.0 scale. Luke’s awards and honors are: honor classes in all subjects from 2008 to 2011, UIL Ready Writing 2008-2011, Who’s Who in America nominee Social Studies and Literature 2009-2011, Principal’s Honor Roll 2008-2011, President’s Education Award 2009-2011, Scholastic All District Award 2009-2011, National Honor Society 2010-2011; Secretary 2011, Varsity Cross-Country Team Member 2008-2011; Team Captain 2011, Cross Country: District Medalist, Regional Qualifier, State Qualifier and All-Area Varsity Gold Team Member; Track & Field: Medalist 3200 Meter Race 2011, Marching Band and Symphonic Bank Performer 2008-2011, Texas Music Scholar 2009, UIL Solo & Ensemble Superior Ranking 2009-2011, TMEA and ATSSB Member and Qualifier, Marching Bank and Symphonic Bank Performer 2008-2011, Sweepstakes Bank 2011, Cardinal Singers Varsity Choir Member 2010, Straight 1’s/Overall Superior Rating at Marching Contest (Soloist) 2011.

Luke’s club’s and organization’s include Catholic Youth Ministry Officer and Parish Council Youth Representative, Boy Scouts of America, Debate Camp, Junior Winter Ball Representative, and he is employed by Market Basket as a Grocery Store Clerk.

Luke’s contribution to community service are Catholic Church Acolyte, Musician, Vacation Bible School Assistant and numerous community service projects, Boy Scouts of America Service Projects 2009-2010, Relay for Life Participant and Hurricane Ike cleanup.

“Luke was selected as the Science Department Student of the Month because of his high academic, extracurricular and personal standards,” Claris Collins, of the science department, said. “He is very motivated and takes pride in his accomplishments. I had the privilege of teaching Luke in Chemistry 1 Honors during his sophomore year. He sought perfection, even studying additional material on his own time. Luke is a fine young man. I am proud to say that he is one of Bridge City’s best and brightest!”

“Luke Hebert has been in my Biology classes half of his high school career,” Joe Blanda, of the biology department, said. “He was in the ninth grade Honors class and this year he is in the AP Biology class. He is a thinker and he is curious, qualities that make a great scientist. He has a great disposition and participates in numerous extracurricular activities. Therefore, he is my choice for Student of the Month.”

Luke intends to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry or Biology before obtaining a degree in medicine.

Alex White is the son of LeeRoy White and Teresa Edgerton and is ranked four out of 108 with a GPA of 4.0 on the College 4.00 scale (4.55 on the OHS ranking scale).

Alex’s club’s and organization’s include National Honor Society Member (11,12), Band/Drumline (9,12), UIL Computer Applications Team, UIL CX Debate (9).

His awards and honors are, Superior rating at solo and ensemble (9,10), First place team in “Best of Texas” Computer Applications Competition (11).

Alex’s contribution to community service are, performed with Bryce Shaver Band for various charity events, some including Children’s Miracle Network and Boys Haven (9-12), Drummer for church worship band (9-12), Lion’s Den Carnival volunteer (11), and National Honor Society troop care packages (11)

“I have taught Alex White multiple computer courses over the last several years,” Misty Bellard, Alex’s UIL Instructor and former teacher, said. “He has performed above expectations in his classroom involvement. From our classroom time together, I would describe Alex as a hard worker and intelligent young man. He performs well academically and has produced some extremely creative projects. I have also sponsored Alex in the University Interscholastic League’s Computer Applications event for two years. He has been very successful at this difficult contest. His self-motivation and determination will bring him far in this competition as well as in life.”

“Alex is a pleasure to work with. He is hardworking and funny,” Arlene Granger, Alex’s Dual Credit teacher, said.

Alex plans to attend Lamar University in Beaumont and earn a degree in Computer Science. His goal after college is to join or create a company that makes computer software.

Both Luke and Alex received a certificate honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from Wal-Mart, Firestone Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing and David Self Ford.