Pictured Left to Right:  Counselor Wendi Stanley, Brianna Cross, Jessica Jones, and Dave Derosier

 

 

Bridge City, Texas, February 14, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Brianna Cross.  Brianna was presented her certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador Dave Derosier, owner of OHAINWeb.com, at the February 14th coffee hosted by Neches Federal Credit Union.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  The Classy Peacock, Five Point Credit Union, Serendipity Chicks, COS Printing, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Lamar State College Orange and Neches Federal Credit Union.
Brianna is the daughter of Jessica Jones and Marc Cross.  She is ranked 5th of 168 with a GPA 4.72.  Brianna’s Awards and Honors include:
• Spanish Foreign Language Excellence Award – 2014-16
• AP Scholar Award – 2016
• UIL State Second Place Team Social Studies – 2016
• State Qualifier UIL Social Studies – 2015, 2016
• KFDM Channel 6 Challenge Second Place Team – 2016
• LSC-O Cypress Challenge First Place Team – 2016
• Academic All-District Powerlifting – 2015, 2016
• District Honorable Mention One Act Play – 2016
• Area All-Star Cast One Act Play – 2016
• Honors, AP, Dual Credit and Spanish III courses
Brianna’s Clubs and Organizations include:
• Color Guard Social Officer & Squad Leader – 2014-17
• ATSSB/TMEA All Regional Band – 2014, 2015
• UIL Solo/Ensemble Band – 2014-17
• UIL Congress and Current Events – 2016-17
• Academic Team – Team Captain – 2016-17
• UIL One Act Play – 2015-16
• UIL One Act Play Regional Alternate – 2016
• National Honor Society – 2015-17
• National Honor Society Historian – 2016-17
• Drama Club Co-President – 2016-17
• Spanish Club – 2014-17
In Community Service, Brianna has volunteered at the Bridge City ISD Football Concession Stand.
Shannon King, Social Studies Teacher, said, “Brianna is smart as a whip and plans to be the Potus one day!  I have no doubt that Brianna will achieve this goal as she is one determined student and she has legitimately mapped out her future with goals and plans that will enable her to live in the White House.  Brianna is also extremely organized as evident by her leadership roles in both UIL events and Academic Team as well as being heavily invested in the BCHS band; her teammates look to Brianna for her guidance in each of these endeavors.  Lastly, Brianna is one of my favorites; I just enjoy being around her.  Brianna keeps me organized (she is one of my aides) and I would have crashed and burn without her help a long time ago!”
Don Miller, Government Teacher, said, “Brianna Cross is a hard-working young lady who excels in both her academic studies and her extracurricular activities.  I have taught Brianna in several history classes and I can say that she pushes herself to do her best in whatever she does.  Brianna is currently involved in band, one-act play, and UIL academics.  Brianna competed at the UIL Regional Congress Meet where she went to state as an alternate.  She has also competed for two years in a row at the UIL State Social Studies Meet.  Her goal is to return to state this year for a third time.”
Faye Parish, Math Teacher, said, “Brianna Cross is an excellent student and a delightful young lady.  Brianna was in my class for Honors PreCal and is currently in my dual credit College Algebra class.  Anything you ask Brianna to do, she does quickly, efficiently, and with a smile on her face.  Brianna takes a full load of honors and college courses and participates in many co-curricular and extracurricular events.  Last year, she won a second-place medal at state in UIL Social Studies.  This year, she is an alternate to state UIL Congress.  Brianna is the captain of our winning academic team, an officer of our color guard in our band that advanced to regionals this year.  She is part of our One-Act Play and power lifts!”
When Brianna was asked about her future plans, she said, “I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study government, go to law school to become a lawyer, and eventually begin a career in politics.
Pictured Left to Right:  Counselor Wendi Stanley, Brianna Cross, Jessica Jones, and Dave Derosier