The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Student of the Month for Bridge City School is Raven Cormier. Raven was presented her certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador Shirley Zimmerman at the January 12th coffee hosted by Orangefield ISD. She received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, COS Printing, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Michele Michelle Salon and Spa, Gulf Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Big Red Air Conditioning, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Karen Collier, Five Point Credit Union, Scot C. Shaffer Farmers Insurance, Neighbors Emergency Center, and Neches Federal Credit Union.
Raven is the daughter of David and Pam Cormier. She has a GPA of 4.53 and is ranked 7 of 164. Raven’s awards and honors include:
- Presidential Honor Roll
- Pre-AP/AP curriculum and Honors classes
- AP US History and English Language and Composition
- College Government/Economics and Algebra
- Regional Solo Finalist, State Solo Finalist, and National Solo Finalist
- Dance/Drill Team I, II, and III Awards
- Outstanding Performer 2015-2016
- All American Dancer/Dance Company 2014-2016
- All American Kick Company 2014-2015
- All American Honorable Mention dancer 2013-2014
- Junior All American Kick Company 2012-2013
Raven’s clubs and organizations include:
- Strutters Dance/Drill Team 2012-2016
- Two Year Officer – Captain, Lieutenant
- En Croix 2012-2016
- Two Year Officer – Treasurer, Public Relations
- National Honor Society 2014-2016
- Spanish Club 2015-2016
In community service, Raven has volunteered at tutoring, hospice dinner, Goodwill and food drives.
Shannon King, Social Studies Teacher, said, “Over the past few years, I have had the great pleasure to discover Raven Cormier’s potential to accomplish great things. In school, in work, and in her private life, I have witnessed Raven conquering challenge after challenge, welcoming each experience as a chance to grow and learn. Raven definitely understands the value of goal setting and the importance of team work. I saw this quality firsthand in my AP US History as Raven reminds me of the story of the Little Engine That Could. Raven was determined to do well in this class and I watched her pursue excellence with dogged determination; Raven achieved her goal of earning college credit via her performance on the AP Exam last spring (Raven also earned college credit in AP English!)”
Cathy Riley, English IV AP Teacher & English Department Chair, said, “RAVEN CORMIER is absolutely one of my favorite students. She is a leader in all aspects and is the most dependable young lady I have ever encountered in my teaching career. Being Captain of the Bridge City Strutters, RAVEN leads by example as well as empowers her team members. I have given her numerous choreography and teaching assignments, and she consistently comes through for her team and me by reinforcing effective methodology. As my English III AP and now English IV AP student, Raven has proven herself as an excellent writer time and time again. She received English AP Language and Composition college credit last year and continues to produce outstanding analytical work. RAVEN demonstrates a positive influence on others as she exemplifies strong moral and rises above negative influences and pressures in everyday school situations. She is an outstanding role model for others to emulate. RAVEN CORMIER is a stellar and passionate student – She is that rare find that all educators dream of having in class. RAVEN will always have my respect and my heart.”
After graduation, Raven plans to attend the University of Texas and double major in child psychology and dance.