The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Student’s of the Month for November at their monthly networking coffee on Nov. 13, 2012 at Bridge City State Bank, located at 701 W. Roundbunch Road. Mason Davis was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month and Elizabeth Newell was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month.

Mason Davis, son of Paul and Kim Davis, is ranked 30th out of his class of 165 with a grade point average of 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. Mason’s awards and honors are: Member of the National Honor Society, Recipient of the 2010 Rotary Award, Perfect Attendance 9th, 10th, and 11th grades and Student of the Month.

Mason’s clubs and organizations are: Member of the National Honor Society, Member of the Student Council Executive Committee, Vice President of the Texas Association of Future Educators, Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Member of the Leadership 101 Class, Member of the Football Team, Basketball Team, Soccer Team and Track Team. He is also a two year Delegate to the Texas Association of Student Council Leadership.

For his service to the community, Mason volunteered at the Port Arthur Soup Kitchen, at Bridge City Heritage Festival and with World Changers – assisted with home repairs in Shreveport, La.

“Mason is a wonderful student and role model at BCHS and is very deserving of this award”, said Arron Conner, Family and Consumer Science and English II teacher. “Mason is always positive, caring, motivated and spirited. He strives to always be his best and is concerned about his future. He has been a joy to have in class for several years now.”

Michelle Huff, Family and Consumer Science and Cheer Coach said “Mason has been such a wonderful student to teach and have in class. He is so sweet and tender hearted. Mason is a great role model for his Ready Set Tech students; as well as his peers. He is also a hard worker and has excellent leadership skills.”

Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Ethyl Marchand presents Elizabeth Newell with the Orangefield Student of the Month award. Also pictured is Orangefield High School Counselor Ms. Parkhurst.

Mason’s future plans are to attend Lamar University and major in Chemical Engineering.

Orangefield’s Student of the Month is Elizabeth Newell. She is the daughter of Keith and Teri Newell.

Elizabeth’s clubs and organizations include; Student Council Member grades 9-12, Student Council Treasurer grades 10-12, Interact Members grades 11-12, TAFE Member grades 10,11,12, TAFE Treasurer, grades 11,12, Debate Team grades 9-11, Library Club Member grades 11-12 and National Honor Society Treasurer grade 11.

Elizabeth’s awards and honors are: National Honor Society grades 11-12, RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award – January 2012, Outstanding Leadership and Academic Achievement – selected by the principal and teacher’s, Rotary Club Award – Scholastic Excellence for years 2010, 2011 and 2012, All A Highest Honors, grades 9-12, Highest Ranking Student for both 10th and 11th grades, Bluebonnet Girls – June 2012, Citizenship Day by Kiwanis Club grade 10, sixth in Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, and first place in District Finals in Declamation in 2010.

Elizabeth’s community service involved: The Healing Hoof from May to August 2011, volunteer at Christus St. Elizabeth June – August 2012, volunteer in Special Olympics 2011-2012, and Veterans Memorial Beautification on September 11, 2011.

Elizabeth had very positive comments from her teachers. “Congratulations to a wonderful, young lady, who always has a sweet smile! You are a “Light” in this school! Stay on the path prepared for you…you will be successful!” Carolyn Morgan

“Elizabeth is one of the most dedicated and self-motivated individuals I’ve ever met. Elizabeth has taken on some very large roles within the school this year and has exceeded the already high expectations. She is the definition of a leader. Elizabeth can always be seen walking around campus cheerful and smiling which I believe has a positive effect on everyone around. She is a Christian, a leader, a motivator and an all-around great person to be around.” Cody Harper, Science Teacher and NHS Sponsor.

“Elizabeth’s intellectual brilliance is only rivaled by her caring and sunny nature; she is the kind of student all teachers wish for. Elizabeth is a responsible, mature young lady who effortlessly leads her peers by positive example.” Jennifer Rumsey, English Teacher.

“Elizabeth is an office aide for me at the end of the day. This young lady always has a wonderful smile on her face. It is not just an outward smile, but it comes from inside and just lights up the world around her. She is a fine young Christian lady and I truly do admire her and her attitude. I hope I can meet her ten or twenty years from now and if I could, I know she will have made an impact on her world that will be amazing.” Nita Nugent, Office Supervisor.

“I am thrilled that Elizabeth has been chosen as November’s honoree. Elizabeth has been a student of mine for three years. In that time I have watched her mature in her educational development, her attitude, and her accomplishments. She is the quintessential student, always prepared, always on task, and always on the mark in her work.” Fred Cascio, Honors Spanish 3 and AP English.

Regarding future plans, Elizabeth states: “I plan to attend Lamar University and attain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. My goal after this is to work in a hospital until I get married and have children.”

Mason and Elizabeth received a certificate honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from The Classy Peacock, Wal-Mart, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing, David Self Ford, Bridge City Bank and Geaux Mail.

Pictured above: Bridge City Chamber Representative Mike Johnson presented Mason Davis with the Bridge City Student of the Month award. Also pictured were Bridge City High School Principal Mr. Briggrs (left), Mason’s mother Kim Davis and BCISD Superintendent Mike King (right).