BCCC announces students of the month
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the students of the month for April at their Networking Coffee hosted by Serendipity Chicks, 2011 Texas Ave, Bridge City. Conner Wilbur was chosen as the Bridge City High School Student of the Month and Brandy Ehrlich was chosen as the Orangefield High School Student of the Month.
Orangefield High School Student of the Month, Brandy Ehrlich, is the daughter of Robert and Melanie Ehrlich. She is ranked number 7 out of 138 with a 3.98 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Brandy’s awards and honors include: volleyball All District Honorable Mention in 2014 and First Team All District in 2015; basketball, All District Honorable Mention 2013-2014; track, 100 meter hurdle district champion and regional qualifier in 2013, and 300 meter district champion and regional qualifier in 2014.
Brandy’s clubs and organizations include: Senior class treasurer, Junior class parliamentarian, St. Helen’s Youth Leadership Board as well as varsity volleyball, basketball, and track.
Brandy’s community service includes: St. Helen Church: helping build a Rosary Garden, volunteering at Vacation Bible School, helping in the Soup Kitchen, and working as a babysitter and at the annual Spaghetti Dinner. She also volunteered at the Conrad Company crawfish boil, and at Orangefield High School at freshman orientation, volleyball camp, and basketball camp.
Fred Cascio, Senior AP English teacher, says, “It is a pleasure to have Brandy Ehrlich in my class. This is her third year as my student, and each year I am more delighted than the previous one. Brandy is an exceptional student: always on task, always prepared, and always a joy to have in class.”
Brandy will attend Texas A&M University where she will major in business and pursue a career in law.
Bridge City High School Student of the Month, Conner Wilbur is the son of Thomas and Denise Wilbur. Conner is ranked 54 of 183 with a GPA of 3.77. Conner’s awards and honors include:
- Glenn Pearson Basketball Scholarship Recipient
- American Legion Boy’s State Participant
- Regional Qualifier in High Jump and 300m Hurdles
- Area Qualifier in 110m Hurdles and 1600m Relay
- Captain of 2014-2015 Cardinal Basketball Team
- Qualified and participated in 2014 Junior Olympics
- 2014 District Silver Medalist in High Jump, 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles and 1600m Relay
Conner’s clubs and organizations include: Glenn Pearson Basketball Scholarship Recipient, American Legion Boy’s State Participant, Regional Qualifier in High Jump and 300m Hurdles, Area Qualifier in 110m Hurdles and 1600m Relay, Captain of 2014-2015 Cardinal Basketball Team, Qualified and participated in 2014 Junior Olympics, and 2014 District Silver Medalist in High Jump, 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles and 1600m Relay.
Conner’s community service includes being Special Olympics Coach.
Tony Knight, DAEP Coordinator, Head Boys Basketball Coach said, “Conner sets the standard for what a model student-athlete should be. He never misses practice, always has a positive attitude, is energetic 100% of the time and is extremely well-mannered. This rare combination is going to be difficult to replace. I hate to see him go but wish him well at SFA next year. He will be a welcomed addition to their track program.”
James Johnson, Teacher/Track Coach said, “Conner Wilbur is an outstanding student and track & field athlete. As one of the area’s best hurdlers and high jumpers, we expect him to qualify for a return trip to the regional meet this year. He will compete not only as a high jumper (which he did last year) but as a hurdler as well. Congratulations to Conner for this well-deserved honor.”
Conner will attend Stephen F. Austin State University where he will major in secondary education and kinesiology. He also plans to participate on the SFASU track and field team. Ultimately, he plans to be a high school teacher and track coach.
Both students of the month received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Central Office Supply, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Michele Michelle Salon and Spa, Little Caesars Bridge City, Jolie Moi and Serendipity Chicks.