The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the January Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Jason Withers.  Jason was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador Maureen McAllister, President and CEO of United Way Orange County, at the January Networking Coffee hosted by 5Point Credit Union.  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, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Balancing Life Staffing Solutions, and 5Point Credit Union.

Jason is the son of Brenda and Stephen Withers.  He is ranked #43 of 187 with a GPA 4.26.In community service, Jason is a BCHS Student Council Representative for City Council, participated in Food Drive – Can Collection, and World Changers Mission Trip. Shannon King, Social Studies Teacher, said, “Jason is an outstanding student at Bridge City High School, and knowing he would have to demonstrate academic excellence in high school to achieve his goal of attending a prestigious university, Jason elected to pursue a rigorous course of study from his sophomore year through the present one. Jason definitely understands the value of goal setting and the importance of team work. I saw this quality firsthand in my Social Studies classes. Over the last three years, Jason has grown academically, becoming more fully self-possessed with a command of analytic reasoning that places him in the top tier of the students I have encountered.  Jason’s enthusiasm and energy have been matched over the years with a discipline that is remarkable in someone his age, but this discipline is not about study habits, Jason’s discipline is a commitment to learning and Jason loves to learn.” Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Jason Withers is a very deserving recipient of this honor.  He is an extremely hard worker and will not stop until he has mastered the task. With determination and intelligence, an unstoppable combination, Jason excels in his academic studies, involvement in band, and UIL events.   Jason is a leader in all aspects: academically, extracurricular, and especially in character.  His peers can confidently look up to him to demonstrate high standards and morals.  Congratulations on this honor, Jason!  You are most deserving!”

 Don Miller, Social Studies Department Chair and UIL Coordinator, said, “Jason Withers is a great student to have in class.  In Government, he always has great insight into any discussion we are engaged in and he brings up very interesting and different views on topics.  I have had the pleasure of coaching Jason for the past 3 years in Student Congress.  I have enjoyed watching his growth as a public speaker and competitor.  I also appreciate the fact that Jason has branched out to participate in many different UIL competitions.  He is a very fine young man and I know he is going to accomplish great things in his college years and beyond.”

When asked about his future plans, Jason said, “I plan on earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Meteorology at Texas A&M University, SFA University or Houston Baptist with a major in mathematics.”