Bridge City, Texas, May 9, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the May Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Avery Harris.  Avery was presented her certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Chamber Ambassador Beverly Perry of Bridge City Bank, at the May Networking Coffee hosted by Caryn’s Bakery.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  The Classy Peacock, 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, MCT Credit Union, Scot C. Shaffer Farmers Insurance Agency, and Neches Federal Credit Union.

Avery is the daughter of Nicole and Randall Harris and is ranked 30th of 168 with a GPA 4.01.  Avery’s Awards and Honors include:
•        2 Time UIL All Star Cast – 2017
•        2 Time UIL Honorable Mention All Star Cast – 2017
•        1st Place Interpretive Reading Stark Reading Contest – 2016
•        Pre-AP/AP Classes – 2014-17

Avery’s Clubs and Organizations include:
• Strutters – 2013-17
• UIL One Act Play – 2015, 2017
• Student Council – 2013-14
• Honor Society – 2015-17
• Spanish Club – 2015-17
• Chess Club – 2015-17

In Community Service, Avery has volunteered her time at the animal shelter, toy drive, Shoe-Box Christmas, can food drive and tutoring.

Candice Jenkins, Spanish Teacher, said, “I have worked with Avery throughout her high school career, first as a Spanish and Psychology student, and this year as my student aide.  She has always shown great character, work ethic, and integrity.  Avery is without a doubt one of the most reliable and hard-working students I have ever taught.  She sets high standards for herself and works tirelessly to achieve them.”

Cathy Riley, Director of Bridge City Strutters & English Department Chair, said “A stellar and passionate student, AVERY HARRIS, radiates energy for dance, theatre, and academics.  AVERY has been on the Strutters Drill/Dance Team for four years and held various leadership positions.  I can always depend on AVERY, and I know without a doubt that her word is golden.  She has traveled with me to Ireland, Disney, New York, and Super Bowl LI.  Her excitement for life exuberates others as she flashes her beautiful smile and exemplifies nothing short of positivity.  She has also been my English AP student for two years.  I wish everyone could see AVERY’s passion for literature as she personifies different characters and dialects.  AVERY is that rare find that all educators dream of having in their classes or on their teams.  She is my rare find, and AVERY will always have my respect and my heart.”

Stacy Webb, Theatre/Media Communications, said, “Avery Harris is one of the most talented, and entertaining people you ever meet.  As her One Act Play director, I’ve had the blessing of sharing many, many laughs with this young lady.  She has made our season a blast!  In addition to her hilarity, Avery is extremely intelligent.  She is brilliant in her classes, on the stage as a Strutter performer, and as an award-winning actress.  Her performance in this year’s UIL competition play, “These Shining Lives,” was very impressive as evidenced by the awards that she received in every level of contest: District All Star Cast; Bi-District Honorable Mention Cast; Area All Star Cast; and the Region Competition Honorable Mention Cast.  This was no small feat considering that only sixteen awards are given to all the competing schools collectively. She was a fantastic leader for the One Act Play Company, and was a very large part of making Bridge City High School’s record of advancing to a regional contest.  Avery is a captivating young lady.  The faculty and staff at BCHS are graduating, with great pride, Ms. Avery Nicole Harris.  There is no doubt that she will flourish in everything she attempts.  Go Gig’em Avery!  Whoop whoop!!!”

When Avery was asked about her future plans, she said, “I plan to attend A&M University and major in Political Science and Corporate Law.”

Pictured Left to Right:  Beverly Perry, Principal Elisha Bell, Counselor Crissa Bonnin, Avery Harris, and Nicole Harris.