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Pictured left to right: Counselor Candi Patterson, Grandfather Davis Cormier, Grandmother Nethel Cormier, Mother Vicky Cormier, Shayla Cormier, Father Mike Cormier, Kristen Placette, and Principal Zach Quinn

Photo courtesy of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that the September Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Shayla Cormier. Shayla was presented her certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador, Kristen Placette, Vice President of Marketing at Sabine Federal Credit Union, at the September coffee hosted by Sabine Federal Credit Union.

Shayla is the daughter of Mike and Vicky Cormier. Shayla’s awards and honors include:

  • Texas Bluebonnet Girls State Representative June 2019, Elected Municipal Judge
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award January 2019
  • Youth Leadership Southeast Texas 2018– May 2019
  • Honor Roll 2017-2019
  • Big “O” Awards 2016-2019 - Technology, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Physics
  • Homecoming Princess 2016-2017
  • Prom Court April 2019
  • All– American Cheerleader 2017-2018

Shayla’s clubs and organizations include:

  • National Honor Society 2018-current; Secretary 2017-2018, President 2018-2019
  • Student Council, Vice President 2019– current
  • Interact Vice President 2019– current
  • Spanish Club Vice President 2018-2019
  • Robotics Club Co-President 2018-2019
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vice President 2019– current
  • UIL– Social Studies, Physics and Current Events
  • One Act Play Alternate Cast Member 2017– 2018 Julie Rowen Cast Member 2018– 2019
  • Junior Varsity Cheer 2017-2018
  • Varsity Cheer 2018– current
  • Meet in The Middle 2016-2019
  • Audio Production Club 2016-2019
  • Theatre Cats Club 2018– 2019
  • Uprising 2017– 2019
  • Healthy Cats Club 2018-2019
  • Volleyball 2016-2017

Shayla’s community service/work experience:

  • Sun Servant in South Padre for Fun in the Sun 2016– 2018 - helping local schools and assisting with replanting of trees in community park
  • Mission trip to New Orleans YMCA 2017-2018 assisting with youth and helping build a playground
  • Mission trip to Tennessee YMCA 2018-2019 helping workers take care of children
  • Life Skills Prom 2016– current
  • St. Henry’s Catholic Church - Altar Server and helping set up for church holidays and youth events
  • First Presbyterian Orange 2016– current helping set up for holidays and youth events, sing with the praise band

Mrs. Campbell, World History Teacher, Student Council, said, “Shayla has been a joy to have not only as a student, but also as a Student Council member and now Student Council Vice-President. She is a compassionate, caring individual who demonstrates insight into the concerns of others and responds with genuine compassion and outreach.”

Mrs. Oregel, AP Calculus Teacher, said, “Shayla is a wonderful, hard-working student. She cares a great deal about her work and classes. She is always willing to help where is needed. She is a joy to teach and I am very happy I get to teach her two years in a row.”

Mrs. Trawhon, Professional Communications/ Activities Director, said, “One look at Shayla’s resume will provide insight into her involvement at Orangefield High School.

She holds various leadership positions and has a passion for helping others.

She is responsible and prompt.

her positive attitude and willingness to put others before herself, set her apart from her peers.

Shayla is also a risk taker--she tackles new adventures with a smile and gives 100%.

Shayla has maintained stellar grades, all while her involvement in campus and community events have increased.

I have confidence that Shayla will excel in a post secondary education environment because of the strong desire she has to achieve her goals.

Congratulations, Shayla.”

Mrs. Bellard, Business Information Systems, said, “Shayla Cormier is a joy to have in class. She is a dedicated student that always puts her best effort into every assignment. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word for her peers and teachers.”

Mrs. Jenkins, Chemistry Teacher, said, “Shayla is an all-around fantastic young lady. She is polite, generous, and selfless. Shayla is also very intelligent and always strives for continued improvement.”

Mrs. Hennigan, Algebra II Teacher, said, “Sweet, Shayla! I will always remember Shayla for the graceful nature that she carries; she has a dear heart, a gentle spirit and a smile that can light up a room! Shayla, thank you for being a young lady who displays resilient character, integrity, and a positive outlook. You are an OHS gem and I look forward to seeing where your future takes you!”

After graduation, Shayla plans to attend the University of Texas and major in pre-med.She received gift certificates and gifts from: COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Bridge City Bank, and 5Point Credit Union.


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