The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that the April Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Carissa Slaughter.  Carissa was presented her certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Ambassador Shirley Zimmerman at the April Networking Coffee hosted by Total Care Medical Center.  She 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 Walmart, Best Day Spa, Candace Mulhollan RE/MAX ONE Agent, 5Point Credit Union, and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.

Carissa is the daughter of Brandy and Christopher Slaughter.  She is ranked #31 of 187 with a GPA 4.34.  Carissa’s Awards and Honors include:

  • National Honor Society
  • Dual Credit Student
  • Stark Foundation Declamation – 1st Place
  • American College of Musicians International Guilder
  • Texas Girls Coaches Volleyball Academic All-State Team
  • Track and Field Heart Award
  • RYLA Counselor
  • National Society of High School Scholars

Carissa’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • Bridge City United Pentecostal Church
  • Project 7/Cardinals for Christ – President
  • Interact Club – President             
  • Leadership of Southeast Texas
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award
  • Student Council State Delegate
  • Track, Cheerleading, and Volleyball

Carissa’s Community Service:

  • Operation Prom Dress – 2019
  • Comeback Coolers
  • YLSET Reflectors for Fire Hydrants
  • “Cause for Paws” Humane Society                  
  • National Anthem at “Taste of the Bayou”
  • Children’s Christmas Toy Giveaway
  • BCUPC Hurricane Relief

Jamie DeShazo, Math Teacher and Head Girls Track Coach, said, “Where do I even begin with Carissa Slaughter? She is a wonderful choice for student of the month. Her calendar says it all. It is full on everyday. Just let her show you. She tries to do everything under the sun and has the confidence to know she can.  She is in many AP/College classes and holds her own in all. When she goes with me to track meets there is Carissa in the back working on school work or doing work for P7, STUCO, or her many service projects. Not only is she a great student, she is the most AMAZING person. She is a person that will be remembered at BCHS. She makes sure she says hello every morning to people she doesn’t even know. She wants to make sure every student has a good day or feels cared about. I have seen her on more than one occasion give up her chance to sit with her friends and have a good time to sit by someone that does not have any friends and is sitting alone. She will immediately strike up a conversation and genuinely want to get to know the person. She has made me a better coach/teacher just being around her.  She is a light to everyone she comes in contact with. She has positively influenced so many people and would never ask for recognition for it.”

Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Carissa Slaughter is a one of a kind, well-rounded, outstanding, young lady!  She sets high standards and goals for herself which she upholds and exceeds.  She is kind, genuine, and caring, and can be found seeking out other students who need encouragement or a friendly smile.  Carissa participates in MANY extracurricular activities and clubs in which she serves in leadership capacities.  BCHS is a better place, and so many are blessed because of Carissa Slaughter!”

Michelle Prouse, Family and Consumer Science Teacher and Varsity Cheer Coach, said, “Carissa Slaughter.  Just wow!  That young lady is AMAZING at everything she does!  And we ALL know she does a lot!  It has been my pleasure to have had her in class and coach her.  Carissa is genuinely sweet, thoughtful and kind to EVERYONE.  I have watched Carissa grow up with my daughter Hannah and so glad she has had a true friend in her.  Not only is Carissa very active in school but our community as well.  Other than her genuine kindness Carissa’s motivation is my favorite about her.  Shoot she motivated me at times!  I adore Carissa and will miss her dearly.  I wish there were more students like her.  Thank you, Chris and Brandy, for sharing her with us and raising such an awesome young lady and role model.”

When asked about her future plans, Carissa said, “I will attend Lamar University to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then I intend on specializing in the medical field as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing with my own practice.  I am looking forward to the future.”

Pictured Left to Right: Principal Tim Woolley, Chris Slaughter, Carissa Slaughter, Brandy Slaughter, Counselor Nikki Harris and Superintendent Todd Lintzen.