The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for February at their monthly networking coffee held at aNe Insurance, located at 1025 Texas Avenue, Suite B.

Macy Hamilton was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month and Austin Dixon was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month.

Ms. Hamilton is ranked 44th out of her class of 116 students with a 3.75 on the College 4.00 and is the daughter of Sally and Brady Shellhammer. She is Vice President of the Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.), Senior Representative of Interact, Project Manager for FCCLA, Spanish Club Treasurer, in the Spirit Club, Meet in the Middle, Ready-Set-Teach, and Varsity Golf.  Macy is on the “A” Honor Roll, Academic All District, Big “O” Awards, asked to attend Autozone Liberty, a RYLA participant and Homecoming Queen. Community service includes volunteering with Freedom Place, Life Skills, Church Nursery and at Relay for Life.

Ms. Hamilton plans to attend Lamar University to become an RM and ultimately a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in special needs or abused children.

Her teachers’ state that parents, teachers, students alike all love her! She is positive, kind, uplifting, and a leader, an excellent student who always has a great attitude and a comforting smile. Macy’s efforts always exceed expectations and her caring demeanor brightens the day of the people around her. She is a wonderful mentor to many and so unique. She is sure to be successful in all endeavors.

Mr. Dixon is ranked 29th out of his class of 160 students with a grade point average of 3.99 and is the son of Gene and Cindy McKinley. He received a Gold Medal his Junior and Senior Years & Honorable Mention his Sophomore year at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, placed second in the High School Art Exhibition, is listed in Who’s Who Among Outstanding Students in America, In Dawns Shadow Poetry Award, second place in the Heritage Festival Art Contest and a scholarship for Western Art Academy at Schreiner University as well as a member of the Art Club, the High School National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society. His community service includes collecting canned goods and blankets at work and assisting caricature artist at the Bridge City Heritage Festival.

Mr. Dixon plans to attend school, enter an enjoyable job in either the art or biological field, and have a comfortable life while helping others when he can.

His teachers note that Austin is a talented and ingenious young student who sets a fine example for his peers.  He is hard working and stays on task.  He is patient with others and willingly helps them when they need it.  He never complains; just quietly takes care of business. He has a good attitude, is truly a pleasure to have as a student and is a positive asset to Bridge City High School.

Both Macy and Austin 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.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce named Austin Dixon as the Bridge City Student of the Month for February. Pictured are parents Cindy and Gene McKinley, BC Student of the Month Austin Dixon, BCHS Principal Richard Briggs, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christi Khoury and BCISD Superintendent Mike King.

Macy Hamilton, OHS Student of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce named Macy Hamilton as the Orangefield High School Student of the Month for February. Pictured are OHS Counselor Gayle Parkhurst, parent Sally Shellhammer, OHS Student of the Month Macy Hamilton, OHS Principal Ben Petty and Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Lucy Fields.