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BCCC, GOACC names November Students of the Month


Last updated 11/26/2013 at Noon

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for November at their monthly networking coffee held at The Classy Peacock located at 1860C Texas Avenue in Bridge City. Orangefield chose Carrie Grace Henderson as their Student of the Month and Marsha Tran was chosen by Bridge City.

Carrie Grace Henderson is the top ranked – number 1 student out of her class of 127 students with a 4.00 GPA on the College 4.00 scale and is the daughter of Spencer and Nancy Shawhan. She is TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) President, Thespian Troupe Vice President, in the National Honor Society, One Act Play, and Interact.

Her awards include her selection to attend RYLA, Grand Marshall for the Class of 2013, Stark Reading Contest County Finalist, One Act Play All Star Cast, and attended Regional UIL Competition in Prose, New Writing and Feature Writing. Her community service includes the Lion’s Club Carnival, Service League Hospital Gift Shop, hosting the Life Skills Prom, and directing music at Vacation Bible School.

Teachers commented that Carrie Grace is a very talented and committed young woman who truly excels with talent and ability. She always has a positive outlook and is courteous to those she comes in contact with making her very well liked. She is motivated and excels academically, is extremely intelligent, mature, responsible and demonstrates great qualities as a leader.

Carrie Grace plans to attend Texas A&M University or Louisiana State University majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Marsha Tran is ranked 56th out of her class of 186 students with a 3.82 GPA and is the daughter of Susan Tran. She is a member of the Executive Student Council, HOSA, Yearbook, and GSL (Good Sportsman Leadership). Marsha has received awards in Fashion Design.

Her community service includes Clinical Rotation at the Meadows Nursing Home with over 50 hours in visitations, Relay for Life Cancer Walk, Humane Center and Canned Food Drive.

Teachers state Marsha is a wonderful student and role model who strives to do her best and help others do the same, always going above and beyond what is asked. She is kind, caring, attentive and compassionate and no doubt will make an outstanding health care provider. She will be loved by her patients and those around her.

Marsha plans to become a Registered Nurse through Lamar University.

Both Carrie Grace and Marsha received a plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford 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, Geaux Mail, Firestone Credit Union, Comtex Wireless and Michele Michelle Day Spa.

Nancy Shawhan, Carrie Grace Henderson, Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury, and Counselor Gayle Parkhurst.

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Tristen Revis as the Student of the Month.

Tristen is a senior at West Orange High School where he is involved in Student Council, Thespian Club and Honor Society. He also serves as the host for pep rallies and a member of the Mighty Mustang band halftime show.

His teachers describe him as dependable, goal oriented, driven and highly motivated. His future goals are to attend college to study psychology and become a child psychologist.

Pictured from Orangefield above: Nancy Shawhan, Carrie Grace Henderson, Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury, and Counselor Gayle Parkhurst.


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