Bridge City, Texas, January 10, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the January Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Malorie Flanigan.  Malorie was presented her certificate and gift bag by Orange County Treasurer and Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury, at the January 10th coffee hosted by Orangefield ISD at Cormier Museum.  She received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing, Sabine River Ford, Complete Staffing, Neches Federal Credit Union, and Bridge City Bank
Malorie is the daughter of Don and Carol Flanigan.  She has a GPA of 3.31 and is ranked 67 of 108.  Malorie’s awards and honors include
• Orangefield “Big O” Award in English 2013-2014
• Orangefield “Big O” Award in Chemistry 2015-2016

Malorie’s clubs and organizations include:
• OHS Marching Band 2010 to present
• Family Career Community Leaders of American 2015 to present
• Texas Association of Future Educators 2013 to present, Treasurer 2015-2016, President 2016-2017
• Worked at Today’s Vision 2015
• Worked for families babysitting 2016

In community service, Malorie has volunteered at the Shangri La Orange County Community Trash-Off 2016, Church Music Ministry, Church SundaySchool Teacher, and Church Nursery Worker.

Veronica Johnson, Government teacher, said, “Mallorie Flanigan is an outstanding young lady.  She has been in the TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) for 4 years and is currently president.  I remember when she showed up at the first meeting her freshman year.  She was shy and quiet but became very involved in all of our activities.  So, to see her today leading the group is awesome.  I am impressed at the leader she has become.”

Candi Patterson, Counselor, said, “Mallorie is a very mature young woman with a deep sense of purpose.  She works at her studies.  She is thoughtful and focused.  I know her to be self-motivated and inner directed, qualities that ensure she will make the most of her educational opportunities.  Mallorie is also one of the most sincere people I have ever met.  I know she will make an exceptional teacher.”

After graduation, Malorie plans to attend college in the fall and major in Education.  She would like to work with elementary school age children.
Pictured left to right:   Orange County Treasurer and Ambassador Christy Khoury, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Patterson, Mom Carol Flanigan, Dad Don Flanigan, and Counselor Candi Patterson.