Last updated 12/12/2017 at Noon

Bridge City, Texas, December 12, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the December Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Joseph Segelke. Joseph was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador Dave Derosier, owner of, at the December Networking Coffee hosted by Bridge City ISD. He received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Five Point Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Neches Federal Credit Union, and Best Day Spa.

Joseph is the son of Holly Chance and Danny Estillete, and Joe Segelke. He is ranked #110 of 197 with a GPA 3.38. Joseph’s Awards and Honors include:

  • UIL State Choir Solo and Ensemble
  • All-Region Band, Jazz Band and Choir – 2014-17
  • TEMA Choir Music Scholar
  • All-State Choir Performance – San Antonio
  • Area Band, Jazz Band and Choir Auditions

Joseph’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • Marching Band – 8th-12th grade
  • Jazz Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Cardinal Singers

Joseph is a part of the First United Methodist Choir.

Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Joseph Segelke has been selected as Fine Arts Student of the Month for his overall excellence in all aspects of music. Joseph is an outstanding bass trombonist that ranked 5th in individual jazz performance in the state of Texas this year. He has been a member of the All-Region and All-Area bands every year in high school. He was also a member of the Texas All-State choir as a junior, making him one of the very best in Texas. Joseph is not only an outstanding musician, but he is a person of integrity and strong character that many of his peers respect and admire. I am pleased to nominate Joseph as the student of the month.

Gwyn Ramos, Choir Teacher, said, “I would like to nominate Joseph Segelke for December Student of the Month.

Joseph is very active in both Band and Choir.

He has made All-Region Choir, All-Region Band and All-Region Jazz Band every year in high school.

As a sophomore, he placed first at Area on the Bass Trombone and taped for All-State.

As a junior, he qualified for Area in Choir, Band, and Jazz Band, and he made the All-State Jazz Band (5th out of 48 Area students).

He made the All-Region Choir and will be auditioning for All-Region Band soon.

Joseph is even planning on being a part of BC’s first musical in the spring.

Joseph has proudly represented the Fine Arts Department and Bridge City High School throughout high school.”

Charlyn Voight, Chemistry & Forensic Science Teacher, said, “Joseph Segelke easily stands out as an exemplary student, not only in regard to academics and character, but also in his significant contributions to BCHS’s Fine Arts programs, where he has successfully performed in Choir, Band, and Jazz Band at Area, Region, and State level events and competitions, all while juggling classwork and maintaining composure under great pressure. Joseph has already impressed me repeatedly in my short time at BCHS, and I am honored to have the privilege to teach such a talented student.”

When asked about his future plans, Joseph said, “I plan to go to college for music education, then teach band or choir, and to never stop performing music.

Pictured Left to Right: Counselor Nikki Harris, Principal Elisha Bell, Joseph Segelke, Holly Chance Estillete, Danny Estillete, Superintendent Todd Lintzen and Ambassador Dave Derosier.


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