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Last updated 9/11/2018 at Noon

Bridge City, Texas, September 11, 2018 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the September Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Jonathan Armstrong.

Jonathan was presented his certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury, Orange County Treasurer, at the September coffee hosted by the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library.

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, Complete Staffing, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Coastal Dream Travel, and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.

Jonathan is the son Brad and Cheryl Armstrong. He has a GPA of 4.62 and is ranked 11 of 116. Jonathan’s awards and honors include:

  • Top 10%
  • Automatic admission to Texas A&M University
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Stark Reading Contest Finalist
  • 4-year Bobcat Baseball Varsity Starter
  • All District Baseball player 3 years
  • Varsity Letterman in football freshman year
  • Boys State Nominee
  • Sports writer since the age of 14 for and
  • Guest contributor on sports podcast (commentator for sports review)

Jonathan’s clubs and organizations include:

  • FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Uprising - Christian Fellowship
  • Class officer all 4 years of high school
  • Active member of church youth group

Jonathan assisted with cleanup after Harvey, gutting and repairing homes in the area.

Bridget Trawhon, Professional Communications Teacher, said, “Jonathan Armstrong has a bright future before him. He is a true Aggie fan and bleeds maroon. His communication skills are superb and I wish him the best of luck in his future. Gig' em, Johnny!”

Simone Oregel, Math Teacher, said, “Jonathan was a great student to have in Honors PreCal. I wish he would have taken AP Calculus this year.”

Jonathan plans on attending Texas A&M in the Fall of 2019 and major in Sports Management. He will work towards an internship with while striving towards his dream job of a career in Major League Baseball or NCAA football, and hopefully become a general manager or football analyst for Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football!

Jonathan also said that in the next 4-5 years he plans on being involved in Breakaway, a Christian ministry at Texas A&M. It is the largest weekly student gathering in the country. He plans to spend his summers at PineCove Christian camp as a counselor, where he will serve many children and families.

Pictured left to right: Principal Zach Quinn, Brad Armstrong, Jonathan Armstrong, Christy Khoury, Cheryl Armstrong and Counselor Crissa Bonnin.


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