Top graduates named for Orangefield High School
The 2012 Orangefield High School graduation will be held on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.
Robert Ehrlich has been named the 2012 Orangefield High School Valedictorian. He is graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
Robert was a member of the Student Council, Debate Club, National Honor Society, INTERACT Club, TAFE club, Library Club, Current Issues and Events Team, Extemporaneous Speaking Team, Band, Tennis, Cross Country, Freshman Football and was the Class President for all four years of high school.
His honors and awards include: November Student of the Month for the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Representative, THSCA Academic All-State 1st Team in Cross Country, All A-Highest Honors (9th-12th grade), highest ranking student (9th-11th grade), Persuasive Speaking/Cross Examination Debate Merit Awards (9th-11th grade), Current Events UIL Merit Awards (9th-11th grade), Rotary Club Scholastic Excellence Award (9th-11th grade), National Forensics League Member (9th-12th grade), outstanding achievement in Pre-AP Chemistry Award, American Legion Texas Boys’ State, second place in the Lower Sabine Neches Soil and Water Conservation Essay contest, TAKS Commended Performance (Science, Social Studies, Math and English), second place in Declamation in the Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading & Declamation District Finals, participant in the Southeast Texas Regional Citizen Bee Contest (Oral and Written – U.S. Constitution, American History, Current Events), Outstanding Leadership & Academic Achievement, and Superior Ratings in UIL Solo and Ensemble.
Robert has also spent many hours volunteering at the Red Cross, the soup kitchen, displaying flags for Memorial Day, helping in a school landscaping project, Veterans Memorial Beautification and with decorating for homecoming.
Jenna Caitlyn Cook has been named the 2012 Orangefield High School Salutatorian. She is graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
Jenna is a member of the National Honor Society, Uprising Christian Organization, Art Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, INTERACT Club, Library Club, Girls Softball, Girls Cross Country, UIL Spelling and Vocabulary, and is a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Her awards and honors include: UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Team – District Champions, fifth place in the individual UIL Spelling and Vocabulary District Meet, Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month, attended Texas Bluebonnet Girls’ State, attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, attended the Kiwanis Citizenship Day, was on the honor roll for all four years of high school and was the highest ranking student during her sophomore year.
She has spent many hours volunteering at the Relay for Life, Household Hazardous Waste Day, Adopt-a-Beach, Shangri La Fall Festival, Blue Santa Toy Drive, at the Meadows Nursing Home and the FCA Teddy Bear drive for hospitalized children.