Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Lucy Fields, Principal Mr. Richard Briggs, Superintendent Mike King presented Jennifer Tran with the Bridge City Student of the Month award from the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Student of the Month for May at their monthly networking coffee on May 8 at Scales Portable Buildings, located at 240 Hebert Street in Bridge City. Jennifer Tran was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month. The Orangefield Student of the month will be announced at the June Networking Coffee due to Orangefield testing schedule conflicts in May.

Jennifer Tran is the daughter of Jenny Tran and Tim and Nancy Dinger, (educational guardians).

She is ranked number six out of her class of 171 with a GPA of 4.71.

Jennifer’s awards and honors are:

• 9th – 12th Grades: Honors classes in Math, English, Science and History
• 11th Grade: AP English III and U.S. History
• 12th Grade: Honors Spanish III and AP Biology II; Dual Credit Courses in College Algebra, College English, College Economics and College Government
• Honor Roll – 4 years
• Presidential Award
• UIL Awards (Social Studies): first place district team – 2010; second place Regional Individual, first place Regional and State Team Qualifier
• 2012 Honor Graduate – Magna Cum Laude

Jennifer’s clubs and organizations included:

• Student Council – 4 years; Student Body President 2011-2012
• National Honor Society – 3 years
• Criminal Justice Club – 4 years; Secretary 2011-2012
• Spanish Club – 1 year
• University Interscholastic League – 3 years
• Good Sportsmanship League
• Meet in the Middle Club – 1 year

In Community Service, Jennifer participated in Hurricane Ike clean-up, tutored in academics and English language; she was involved with the Trinity Lutheran Youth Group and Sunday School Teacher, Arc of Greater Beaumont volunteer and Special Olympics Volunteer. She also worked with fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness, Relay of Life, Muscle Walk, and Malaria Nets for Africa.

Cheryl Royal, Director of Student Activities said “Miss Jennifer Tran is an excellent choice as the Chamber’s Student of the Month. I had the pleasure of teaching Jennifer in AP U.S. History her junior year at Bridge City High School. She proved herself to be an outstanding student with the ability to be a very creative thinker and a leader. She has been involved in numerous clubs and organizations during her four years at BCHS. She has also represented our school at the state level in UIL Academics, as well as served her school through Student Council as the 2011-2012 Student Body President. Without reservation, I know that Jennifer will carry her work ethic, leadership skills and strong character into the collegiate setting. I am confident that Jennifer will excel in her professional choice and is certainly a great representative of the Best of Bridge City.”

Jennifer’s English Teacher, Diane Grooters said “Jennifer Tran is perhaps the most dedicated student I have ever had the honor of teaching. No task is too difficult, no challenge out of reach. With care, determination and organization, she develops a plan and secures success. She is a scholar.”

Jennifer’s future plans are to earn a master’s degree in international business at Baylor University. After graduating college, she intends to travel the world to learn about other cultures and to work with other countries on an international assignment. Her goal is to one day become an international marketing manager.

Jennifer received a certificate honoring her for her accomplishments along with gift certificates from Scales Portable Buildings, Wal-Mart, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing and David Self Ford.