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Last updated 2/12/2019 at Noon

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Lacey Pender. Lacey was presented her certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Ambassador Dave Derosier, owner of, at the February Networking Coffee hosted by Neches Federal Credit Union. 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 Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, and 5Point Credit Union.

Lacey is the daughter of Stacey and Shane Pender. She is ranked #65 of 187 with a GPA 3.99. Lacey’s Awards and Honors include:

  • Best of Show 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Museum of Southeast TX Protégé’ Contest
  • Honorable Mention BCHS Art Exhibition
  • Powerlifting – 3X State Qualifier
  • AB Honor Roll
  • Fishing Team
    • 1st Place Team in BC 16-17
    • Top 25 Teams in SETX 17-18
  • JV Track District Champion – Shot and Discus

Lacey’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • Art Club
  • Powerlifting
  • Fishing Team – President 17-18
  • Track and Field

Lacey’s Community Service:

  • Toys for Tots Charity Fishing Tournament
  • Can Food Drive
  • Blood Donor
  • McDonald Memorial Baptist Church: VBS, Band, and Hurricane Harvey Relief

Debbie Gregg, Art Teacher & Floral Design Teacher, said, “It is my pleasure to announce Lacey Pender as the Fine Art Student of the month.

Lacey is very dedicated to her art. She has won several outstanding awards in southeast Texas over the past four years.

Lacey was selected to Exhibit her art at the Stark Museum in Orange her freshman year.

She won a 1st place at the Southeast Texas State Fair in Beaumont her Sophomore Year.

Junior year she won an Honorable Mention for her Portfolio at the Art Exhibition at Bridge City High School.

Senior Year - Best of Show for her 3D Sculpture at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

This also makes her eligible for Auction.

She has been selected to display her art in the museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont for the Senior Portege art contest.

She was selected over all area art student in the Golden Triangle.

Lacey is a very talented young lady.

She has dedicated herself to creating beautiful artwork and enjoys making art. She challenges herself every day to become better as an art student.

She also is a Floral Design II students and creates very unique flower arrangements.

She works hard to complete the orders in the work setting.”

Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Not only is Lacey a creative, artistic student, she is also a strong math student. She is motivated to maintain high scores in academics, art, and powerlifting. She is hardworking and models responsibility all around in school and in her after school job. She sets an example of how students should balance education, extracurricular activities, and maintain employment. She is a joy to have in class.”

Ericka Richard, Math Department Chair, said, “I have known Lacey for the past four years. She has lifted for me all four years of her high school career. The strength she shows during the season and in her everyday life is amazing. She works hard in every aspect in her life, from her school work to her job. From the weight-room to the art room. I have really enjoyed watching her grow into the beautiful and headstrong young lady she is today.”

Stacey Webb, Theater/Media Communications, “I’m so happy that Lacey is receiving this acknowledgment. I had the pleasure of teaching her Speech as a freshman, and she has recently joined my Theatre Arts One class as a senior. As a freshman, Lacey was responsible and a joy; as a senior, she is a leader and a blessing. I adore this well-rounded young lady and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!”

When asked about her future plans, Lacey said, “After graduating high school I would like to attend a trade school in Oklahoma to become a farrier and equine dentist; while continuing to pursue art on the side.”

Pictured Left to Right: Dave Derosier, Lacey Pender, Principal Tim Woolley


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