1st Annual Bridge City National Night Out

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking testimonials from residents about any of our local first responders.  These could be stories of how they saved a life, went above and beyond the call of duty or helped make our community a better place to live.  We would like these individuals to share their testimonials at the National Night Out in Bridge City on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  If you would like to share a testimonial, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce for more information: (409) 735-5671 or bcchamber@bridgecitychamber.com.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1966 Texas State Champion Football Team

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Employee of the Month Laura Adams

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Please join the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Laura Adams, teacher at Bridge City Elementary School, on receiving the Employee of the Month Award for September 2016.  Laura was presented her award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by Ambassador and Board President Scot Shaffer of Farmers Insurance, at the September Networking Coffee hosted by Complete staffing.  Ms. Adams received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine Federal Credit Union, Peggy’s on the Bayou, Rani Dillow-Westin Mortgage, Beaumont Occupational Services, Total Impressions Salon, Dupuis Tire & Service Center, The Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, The Classy Peacock, Neches Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing and MCT Credit Union.

Laura is a native of Bridge City graduating from Bridge City High School in 1986.  She still lives in Bridge City and has two sons, a junior at Lamar University and a senior at Bridge City High School.  Ms. Adams has taught 1st grade at Sims Elementary and then Bridge City Elementary for 13 years.  She is the Grade Level Chair for 1st grade as well as the head of BCE Spirit Committee and serves on the PBIS Committee and Technology Committee.  Laura serves as a Mentor Teacher for Bridge City Elementary and a Lamar Mentor teacher for student teachers.

Pictured in photo from left to right:  Scot Shaffer, Gabby Shaffer, Principal Norman Gaspard, Dane Shaffer, Laura Adams, Superintendent Todd Lintzen, Joseph Adams, Van Wade, Angel Shaffer, Dianne Gibbens and Debbie Khan.

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Orangefield High School Student of the Month Ashlyn Turley

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Ashlyn Turley.  Ashlyn was presented her certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador and Director Wanda McGraw of Sabine Federal Credit Union at the September 13th coffee hosted by Complete Staffing.  She received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, COS Printing, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Neighbors Emergency Center, Complete Staffing, MCT Credit Union, and Neches Federal Credit Union.

Ashlyn is the daughter of Michele Turley and Chad Andreu, Tim Turley and Jillian Turley.  She has a GPA of 4.39 and is ranked 15 of 108.  Ashlyn’s awards and honors include:

  • National Honor Society
  • All “A” Honor Roll
  • Teacher Appreciation Awards in several subjects throughout high school
  • 2nd Team All District Volleyball 2015

Ashlyn’s clubs and organizations include:

  • National Honor Society
  • Varsity Tennis
  • Varsity Volleyball

In community service, Ashlyn has volunteered for OHS Volleyball Camp and Little Dribbler’s Concession Stand.

“You can always count on Ashlyn Turley.  She is an incredibly dependable young lady.” – Jamie Campbell, OHS.

“Ashlyn is extremely likeable, connected to others and mature.  I know she will excel at college and will be a leader for other young women and men in whatever activity or program she undertakes.” – Candi Patterson, Counselor OHS.

After graduation, Ashlyn plans to attend Lamar University and pursue a career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

Pictured left to right:  Jillian Turley, Wanda McGraw, Timothy Turley, Ashlyn Turley, Stephen Patterson, Michele Turley, Candi Patterson, and Zach Quinn

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Bridge City High School Student of the Month Kendall Gibson

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Kendall Gibson.  Kendall was presented her certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador and Director Lucy Fields at the September 13th coffee hosted by Complete Staffing.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  The Classy Peacock, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, COS Printing, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Neighbors Emergency Center, MCT Credit Union, and Neches Federal Credit Union.

Kendall is the daughter of Sara Gibson and Kim McKinney.  She has a GPA of 4.82 and is ranked 1 of 171. Kendall’s awards and honors include:

  • People to People International 2010
  • Junior National Young Leadership Conference 2011-2012
  • Duke TIP Talent Search 2012
  • Rotary Club Award 9th ,10th ,11th grades
  • Math Award 9th, 10th, 11th grades
  • English Award 9th, 10th, 11th grades
  • Science Award 10th, 11th grades
  • History Award 9th, 11th grades
  • TMEA Texas Music Scholar Award 10th, 11th grades

Kendall’s clubs and organizations include:

  • Band: Area Band Qualifier, Head Drum Major, Asst. Drum Major
  • UIL Calculator – 3 year state qualifier
  • UIL Science, Number Sense, and Math
  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Club
  • Chess Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Speech and Debate

In community service, Kendall has volunteered at the Salvation Army, Eagle Scout Project Volunteer and a local soup kitchen.

Tami Goss, Band Director, said “Kendall Gibson is an outstanding student and person.  She is committed to performing at the highest level possible in everything she does.  As the head drum major oh the BCHS Band, she is a true servant to her peers and directors, and she places the needs of others before her own.  It has been an honor to teach and work with her over the last seven years.  Kendall will leave a lasting mark on the Bridge City High School Band for years to come.”

Diane Grooters, English Instructor, said “I have known Kendall through UIL events and now I am privileged to have this student in LEAP, a college class offered by bridge City High School and Lamar, and on our Academic team through which we will compete with 15 other schools.  There’s no question that she is intelligent and well-rounded.  However, this young woman is profoundly unique.   In the first week of school she was too ill to come to class.  She sent me an email to let me know-which was a first for me in my 21 years of teaching-and followed that with explaining who would be taking notes for her while she was out!!!  This attention to preparation, organization, detail and work ethic are part of this incredible student.  I can’t wait to see what remarkable successes she achieves in her future.”

Faye Parish, Calculus Teacher, said “Kendall Gibson is a beautiful young lady with poise and grace.  Without a doubt, she is one of the very best math students I have taught in my forty-three year educational career.  Kendall is currently ranked number one in a highly competitive class.  She made 1400 on the SAT with her math score being 710.  Her Act was 29 with math 30.  Her intended major is Biomedical Engineering and she is well suited for success.  She is one of those rare students who can think and problem solve outside of the box.  She is determined and doesn’t give up. Kendall has been very active in our award winning band program.  Currently she is the drum major.  She was on our academic quiz bowl team that has won last year’s Cypress Challenge and placed in the Channel 6 Challenge.  She competed in the University Interscholastic League state competition in Austin her freshman, sophomore, and junior years.  She has medaled before and I expect her to win this year.  Kendall is in numerous clubs and organizations.  In order to do all of this, she is super organized and stays on task.”

When asked about her plans, Kendall said, “My future plans are to attend a university in Texas, pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering and enter the work force in the medical research field.

Pictured left to right:  Kim McKinney, Wendi Stanley, Sara Gibson, Kendall Gibson, Todd Lintzen, Elisha Bell, and Lucy Fields

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Welcome Extreme Detail Hand Wash

The Bridge City Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Extreme Detail Hand Wash to our membership August 30, 2016.  Locally owned and operated by Luis  and Giomar Guevara, Extreme Detail Hand Wash has been in business since 2008 and just opened its fourth location at 2637 Texas Avenue in Bridge City across the street from Bridge City High School.  They offer a variety of individual and commercial vehicle cleaning services such as wash & wax, seat cleaning, bumper-to-bumper cleaning, and leather treatment & conditioning.  Extreme Detail also cleans boats, motorcycles, RVs and golf carts.  First Responders receive 10% off any service.  For more information, give them a call at 409-697-8106, check them out on Facebook or online at www.extremedetailhandwash.com.Extreme Detail Hand Wash rc 8.30.16

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