Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Scot C. Shaffer presented the Orangefield Student of the Month award to senior Tyran Como. Also pictured is Counselor Gayle Parkhurst.

Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Scot C. Shaffer presented the Orangefield Student of the Month award to senior Tyran Como. Also pictured is Counselor Gayle Parkhurst.

 

BCCC Ambassador Brandy Slaughter presented a Bridge City Student of the Month award to senior Colin Smith. Also pictured are his parents, Jimmy and Katherine Smith, BCISD Superintendent Mike King and BCHS Assistant Principal Glenn Procella.

BCCC Ambassador Brandy Slaughter presented a Bridge City Student of the Month award to senior Colin Smith. Also pictured are his parents, Jimmy and Katherine Smith, BCISD Superintendent Mike King and BCHS Assistant Principal Glenn Procella.

 

BCCC Ambassador Scot C. Shaffer presented a Bridge City Student of the Month award to senior Dani Sanders. Also pictured are BCISD Superintendent Mike King and BCHS Assistant Principal Glenn Procella.

BCCC Ambassador Scot C. Shaffer presented a Bridge City Student of the Month award to senior Dani Sanders. Also pictured are BCISD Superintendent Mike King and BCHS Assistant Principal Glenn Procella.

Tyran Como was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month while Bridge City had two students chosen for the month of April, Danelle Sanders and Colin Smith.

Both Sanders and Smith received the prestigious Mirabeau Scholarship from Lamar University. This highly competitive scholarship is worth over $75,000 paying for tuition, books, room and board. Mirabeau Scholarships are awarded to outstanding High School students who have met the rigorous requirements for the scholarship. Just for consideration for the scholarship, students must achieve an SAT score of 1250 (excluding the writing score) or higher or a composite ACT score of at least 28, and demonstrated excellence in prior academic work. In addition, documented excellence in a variety of leadership, service, and/or creative endeavors is expected.

Tyran Como has 3.40 GPA on the College 4.00 scale at OHS and is the son of Ebony Como and Marlyss Como. He is on Varsity Football and Varsity Track and has received Honorable Mention and All District in Football.  He has also helped with Special Olympics. Como exhibits a steady and calm leadership where he holds himself to high standards leading others by his actions rather than words   He is a polite young man with a great heart and truly values his fellow human beings as equals showing his compassion and character.

Como plans to attend Lamar University and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering.

Dani Sanders is ranked 5th out of her class of 155 students at BCHS with a 4.67 GPA. She is the daughter of Daniel and Carrie Sanders. She is in the National Honor Society, Literary Criticism Team, Chess Club, Student Leadership 101, Stark Reading Contest Declamation, Literary Criticism first place team in district, regional and state, Lincoln Douglas Debate and Presidential Award of Excellence. Her community involvement includes tutoring, hospital volunteering and legal internship. Dani is a driven, dedicated student, a leader and team player. She has shown tremendous dedication to not only her success but the success of her peers

Sanders plans to graduate from Lamar University as a Mirabeau Scholar with a degree in Political Science then pursue a law degree specializing in constitutional law, eventually representing the American people in public office.

Colin Smith is ranked 20th out of his class of 155 students at BCHS with a 4.23 GPA. He is the son of Jimmy and Katherine Smith. He is a member of student council, varsity football team, Student Leadership Class, National Honor Society and Academic All-State Second Team Football. His involvement in community service includes many hours with a civil reenactment program at Bridge City Middle School and soup kitchens. Faculty, peers, staff…everyone likes Colin. His amiable manner and sweet disposition always shines through.

Smith plans to use his Mirabeau Scholarship to earn a degree in General Business or Computer Science from Lamar University.

Como, Sanders and Smith received a certificate honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from The Classy Peacock, Wal-Mart, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Central Office Supply, David Self Ford and Geaux Mail.