Samantha Morphew is the daughter of Britt and Jodi Morphew and is ranked third in her class of 165 with a grade point average of 4.76 on a 5.0 scale. Samantha’s been a four year honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society, a Rotary Youth Leadership Award Nominee, listed in Who’s Who for the High School Students, Score 4 on English Language and Composition AP Test, is a National Junior Miss High Kick Winner, a National Champion Team Member and 1st runner-up Team Member, a Division 1 Soloist 2009-2012 and Division 1 Duet 2009-2010. She is on the Strutters Drill Team 2009-2013, President 2011-13, Student Council Representative 2010-2011, as well as a member of En Croix (Treasurer 2010-2013), Spanish Club (Historian 2011-2012), the Shepherd Leadership Conference 2011-2012 & Leadership 101 2012-2013.

Samantha’s community service includes Catholic Charities Hospice Dinner, the Bridge City Heritage Festival, Catholic Soup Kitchen, Buckner’s Children’s Village – Church Ministry, Winfree Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church Teacher, Christmas in July Toy Drive, Angel Tree Clothing Drive and the Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Canned Food Drive.

Samantha is described by teachers as an exemplary student who is very conscientious in her work and social interactions; a rare gem among the rough that one finds very few times in a lifetime. Qualities that make her shine include being one of the most astute young people with a wide range of knowledge who works hard, is willing to help other students when needed, is brilliant, courageous and thoughtful.

Samantha plans to attend Texas A&M University to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in nutritional science and then expects to apply to medical school, pursuing a degree in obstetrics and gynecology.

Luke Johnson is the son of Troy and Veronica Johnson and is ranked third in his class of 116 and has a grade point average of 3.88636 on the College 4.00 (and 4.60454 on the OHS ranking scale). Luke is President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Vice President last year), National Honor Society Vice President (Member four years), St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group President, Deputy Chief Squires (2012-2013), UIL Computer Applications (State Qualifier 2011-2012), lettered four years in Varsity Baseball, three years in Varsity Basketball, two years in Varsity Cross Country and one year in Varsity Football. He received the Campfire Dan Domas Youth Award, KOGT All County Baseball his Sophomore and Junior Year, RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2012 and RYLA Counselor in 2013.

Luke’s community service includes Lion’s Den Holiday Baskets, the Sheriff’s Department Blue Santa, A.S.K. Challenge League Baseball, Hospitality Center Soup Kitchen, Giving Hope Gala and the Bridge City Heritage Festival.

Luke is described by teachers as a hardworking, conscientious and intelligent man with a zest for life that is contagious and a joy to be around.  His positive attitude is noted as one of his best qualities. He is the model of what a student athlete should be, always polite and the first to help others when they are in need.

Luke plans to attend Lamar University-Beaumont and pursue a career in mechanical engineering.

Both Samantha and Luke 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, Central Office Supply, David Self Ford and Geaux Mail.


Bridge City Student of Month  

Samantha Morphew was named the Bridge City Student of the Month by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with Samantha are Bridge City High School Principal Richard Briggs, mother Jodi Morphew, Bridge City Ambassador Wanda McGraw and BCISD Superintendent Mike King.

Orangefield Student of the Month 

Luke Johnson was named the Orangefield Student of the Month by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce for January 2013. Pictured with Luke are Bridge City Ambassador Shirley Zimmerman, OID Superintendent Stephen Patterson, OHS Counselor Gayle Parkhurst, and parents Troy and Valerie Johnson.