BRANDON CURL

 

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the September Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Brandon Curl.  Brandon was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador/Board Member Wanda McGraw, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Sabine Federal Credit Union, at the September Networking Coffee hosted by the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library.  He received gift certificates and gifts from:  COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Complete Staffing, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Coastal Dream Travel and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.

 

Brandon is the son of Jeff and Crystal Curl.  He is ranked #1 of 187 with a GPA 4.89.  Brandon’s Awards and Honors include:

  • National Merit Recognized Student
  • AP Scholar
  • National Honor Society
  • “A” Honor Roll
  • Edison Junior Inventor
  • TMEA All-Region Band Member
  • (6A Area Qualifier)
  • Superior Ratings at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

 

Brandon’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • UIL Academics State Competitor
  • Head Drum Major
  • Academic Team Captain
  • Culture Club Co-Founder & Co-President
  • “Students for Space” Congressional Advisory Council
  • Youth Leadership of SETX
  • Stark Reading Contest Competitor – County and District

 

In community service, Brandon has volunteered at:

  • Baptist Hospital Volunteer
  • St. Henry’s Catholic Church Alter Server and Confirmation Youth Group
  • “Hurricane Harvey Heroes”
  • “Cause for Paws” YLSET Service Project
  • Shady Meadows Nursing Home

 

Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Brandon is one of the most impressive students I have had the opportunity to teach. His academic achievements are beyond impressive, and his involvement in multiple clubs and organizations is admirable. Brandon strives to be well-rounded, and he is devoted to performing at the highest level in all things. Brandon also leads be sheer example and commands respect from his peers, though they give it willingly. His character and leadership are truly second to none.”

 

Shannon King, Social Studies Teacher, said, “Brandon is a real go-getter. Brandon definitely understands the value of goal setting; he has set and achieved several goals for himself, namely earning several medals in Calculator at State UIL and becoming an AP Scholar, no small honor, all the while maintaining stellar grades. Brandon, more importantly, understands the importance of team work. I have been very impressed with Brandon’s ability to encourage his UIL team in pursuit of their goal while maintaining respect for his teammates’ opinions even when they differ from his own.”

 

Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Brandon is an exceptional student who exudes a love for learning, self-motivation, and determination to solve problems. He is truly a gifted individual and leader who excels academically and extracurricularly. It is an absolute joy having the opportunity to be Brandon’s teacher and witnessing his many successes. He is very deserving of the honor.”

 

Donna Schrock, Science Department Chair, said, “Brandon is one of the most exceptional students I have ever taught. His is an intelligent, perceptive, engaging individual with an extremely high aptitude for math and science. Throughout high school, he has had tremendous success in UIL math and science at all levels of competition. In the classroom, Brandon’s personal strengths are as impressive as his intellectual accomplishments. He has an outgoing presence with a great sense of humor, and he is truly a class leader. His strength of character, personal drive, extraordinary talents, and passion for science will undoubtedly be an asset on his journey to becoming a doctor.  The future of medicine is in good hands!”

 

When asked about his future plans, Brandon said, “I plan on attending the University of Texas at Austin to earn a BS in Biology with Honors and a BA in Plan II with Honors and a Pre-Med Concentration. After my undergraduate studies, I would like to attend Harvard Medical School followed by a residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and eventually go on to work at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.”

Pictured Left to Right: Wanda McGraw, Superintendent Todd Lintzen, Principal Tim Woolley, Brandon Curl, Crystal Curl, Jeff Curl, and Counselor Allisha Bonneaux.