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Last updated 4/11/2017 at Noon

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the April Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Tristan Bigler. Tristan was presented his certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador and owner of, Dave Derosier, at the April 11th Networking Coffee hosted by Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City. He received gift certificates and gifts from: Anytime Fitness-Bridge City, The Classy Peacock, Five Point Credit Union, COS Printing, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, MCT Credit Union, and Neches Federal Credit Union.

Tristan is the son of Paige and Darrin Bigler and is ranked 30th of 168 with a GPA 4.01. Tristan’s Awards and Honors include:

  • First Division UIL Solo and Ensemble — 2015 & 2017
  • Area Finals Marching Band — 2014 & 2016
  • Senior Marcher of the Week — 2017
  • Varsity Football District and Area Champions - 2017
  • Regional Qualifier Powerlifting 165 Weight Class - 2017 with 220 lb. Bench, 400 lb. Squat, 500 lb. Deadlift
  • 2nd Place Lumberton Powerlifting Meet- 2017
  • 3rd Place Nederland Powerlifting Meet – 2017
  • 3rd Place 4x4 Relay, 4th Place 800m East Chambers Track Meet - 2017
  • 1st Place High Jump JV District Track Meet - 2016
  • Eagle Scout

Tristan’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • Marching, Concert and Symphonic Band - 2014-2017
  • Football - 2014-2017
  • National Honor Society - 2017
  • Student Council Senator - 2017
  • Fishing Team - 2015-2017
  • Track - 2015-2017
  • Powerlifting - 2017
  • Spanish Club - 2017
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - 2015-2017

In Community Service, Tristan has volunteered with the Boy Scouts on service projects, soup kitchen, and Ford Park Arena as well as volunteering at St. Henry’s Youth Group Hospitality Center.

Dwayne DuBois, Athletic Director & Head Football Coach, said, “Tristan Bigler is a very dependable, committed and hard-working young man. Tristan consistently shows tremendous responsibility in all situations. He possesses high moral character, and this reflects in everything he does. There is no one who has met Tristan who doesn't walk away assured that he is genuine, considerate, compassionate, kindhearted, and courteous. Tristan truly is a friend to all. This makes Tristan one of the most valuable assets to any team and certainly to the athletic department as a whole.”

Tami Goss, Band Director, said, “Tristan Bigler is one of the most likable students I have ever had the honor to teach. He is every teacher's dream: dependable, hard-working, accountable, responsible, positive, respectful, and kind. I have the utmost respect for the manner in which he manages his involvement in several different organizations. He makes sure to meet the requirements while always putting his best foot forward. One of the qualities that I enjoy most about Tristan is that he treats both adults and his peers with the same respect.”

Diane Grooters, LEAP/Senior English Teacher, said, “I am delighted to be among the teachers that applaud and commend Tristan Bigler. Tristan is quiet and totally unassuming. He never deliberately draws attention to himself; however, his work ethic does that for him. His assignments are meticulously done and on time. His essays are creative, compelling and A's. He makes no excuses--just rises to whatever challenge he's given. Tristan will never need to boast—he will just quietly get the job accomplished.”

Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “It is an absolute privilege having Tristian in Pre-Calculus this year. He is self-motivated and determined to do his best. His hard work is extremely evident in his academic success. His meek character, respectfulness, responsibility, and abilities will allow him to do whatever he sets his mind to!”

When Tristan was asked about his future plans, he said, “I plan to attend Sam Houston State University and major in business and sports management. After graduating college, I plan to manage a high school, college or professional sports team.”

Pictured Left to Right: Dave Derosier, Jimmy McKee, Charles Bigler, Crissa Bonnin, Tristan Bigler, Yvonne Bigler, Jeanette McKee, and Elisha Bell.


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