Bridge City, Texas, November 14, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the November Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Kinley Gipson.  Kinley was presented her certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador and Orange County Treasurer Christy Khoury, at the November coffee hosted by Bridge City Bank.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  The Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Five Point Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, Neches Federal Credit Union, and Best Day Spa.

 

Kinley is the daughter of Deon and Kera Gipson.  She has a GPA of 4.87 and is ranked 2 of 104.  Kinley’s awards and honors include:

  • Track Discus Area Qualifier 2015-2016
  • Track Discus Regional Qualifier 2017
  • All A Honor Roll 2014-present
  • UIL Computer Applications Regional Qualifier 2016
  • Houston Rodeo Art Show – Honorable Mention 2016
  • Houston Rodeo Art Show – Best in Show 2017
  • Softball All-District – Honorable Mention 2016
  • Softball All-District – First Baseman 2017
  • Softball All-KOGT Team 2016

 

Kinley’s clubs and organizations include:

  • Class Vice President – 2015-2016
  • Class Historian – 2017
  • Varsity Track 2015 – present
  • Varsity Softball 2016 – present
  • Varsity Volleyball 2016 – present
  • Uprising Club – President 2015-2017
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vice President 2016 – present
  • Lead School Wide “See You At the Pole”
  • Reflectors for Responders 2017
  • National Honor Society- 2016-present
  • UIL Computer Applications 2016

COMMUNITY SERVICE/ WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Orangefield High School Fish Camp
  • First Baptist Church Orangefield Go Missions Run
  • Orangefield High School Football Concessions
  • Bridge City Little League Ragball Coach
  • Shangri La Autumn Fest
  • Orangefield Elementary School Play Volunteer
  • Orangefield High School Christmas in Orangefield
  • Orangefield Little Dribblers Concession Stand
  • Orangefield Junior Varsity Softball Tournament
  • Orangefield High School Softball Concession Stand and Press Box
  • Shangri La Earth Day
  • Orangefield High School Softball Summer Camp
  • Orangefield High School Volleyball Camp

 

Mr. Chevalier, English Teacher, said, “Kinley Gipson has a smile that lights up rooms.  Her dedication and strong work ethic coupled with her strong intellect is a joy to have in class.”

 

Mrs. Bellard, Technology Teacher, said “Kinley Gipson is a joy to have in the classroom.  Her positive attitude is contagious.  She is always well prepared and eager to put in the work necessary to succeed.”

 

Mrs. Johnson, Economics Teacher, said “Kinley Gipson is a lovely young lady that has a special presence about her.  She is always smiling, always has a pleasant comment when passing her in the hall.  I see wonderful work ethic, as she combines her hard work and dedication to her studies and her extra-curricular activities.  I am excited to see what the future holds for Kinley, as I know it will be great.  Congratulations, Kinley!”

 

Mrs. Feilder, Art Teacher, said, “Kinley is the type of student that you wish would never graduate just because you want her in your class every year.  There is no doubt that she is going to be very successful in life.  She is very talented person that always gives 100%.  Whether it is in sports, art or academics she always gives more than what is asked of her.  It is just who she is.  Her positive personality is contagious and adds to her natural ability to be a leader.  A great leader knows how to be a team player, how to listen to others, how to motivate and how to problem solve.  These are all qualities that shine in her.  Where ever she goes in life I know she will make a positive effect on the world and the people that are blessed to know her.”

 

After graduation, Kinley plans to attend Texas A & M University or Lamar University and will pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.

 

Pictured left to right:  Principal Zach Quinn, Counselor Candi Patterson, Christy Khoury,  Kinley Gipson, Kera Gipson, and Deon Gipson