The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the December Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Kevin Fontenot. Kevin was presented his certificate and gift bag by Chamber Lifetime Ambassador Beverly Perry of Bridge City Bank, at the December 13th coffee hosted by Bridge City ISD. He received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Beaumont Occupational Services, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing, Sabine River Ford, Complete Staffing, Serendipity Chicks, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Five Point Credit Union, and Lamar State College Orange.
Kevin is the son of David and Wendy Fontenot. He has a GPA of 4.78 and is ranked 3rd of 171 seniors. Kevin’s awards and honors include:
- Eagle Scout Troop 290
- All Region/Area Band – 2013-16
- All State 5A Band – 2016
- UIL Region Gold Medalist – 2014-16
- UIL State Piano Silver Medalist – 2014-15
- UIL State Piano Gold Medalist – 2016
- UIL Math Calculator Regional Qualifier – 2014
- UIL Spelling Regional Qualifier – 2014-15
- National Honor Society – 2014-17
- Rotary Club Award for Excellence
- Duke Talent Search State Recognition – 2011-12
- AP Merit Scholar – 2016
- TMEA Texas Music Scholar – 2015-16
- People to People Leadership Conference Washington D.C. – 2010
Kevin’s clubs and organizations include:
- Marching Band – 2013-17
- Symphonic Band – 2013-17
- Jazz Band – 2013-17
- Spanish Club – 2013-17 (Historian) 16-17
- Academic Challenge Team 2013-17
- UIL Spelling – 2014-17
- UIL Math – 2013-15
- UIL Social Studies – 2013-14
- UIL Science – 2013
Community service: Eagle Scout Project – First Church of God, Boy Scout Jamboree – West Virginia, and Eagle Scout Projects – Troop 290.
Tami Goss, Band Director, said, “Kevin Fontenot is not only an important member of the Bridge City High School Band, but he is an All-State Baritone player, making it his junior year. This is a huge accomplishment. He is also an accomplished pianist which he is willing to share with the Choir department. Kevin was recently selected senior of the band for the week, as well as Homecoming Band Beau.”
Faye Parish, Math Teacher, said, “Kevin Fontenot is a dream of a math student. He was my student in Honors PreCal and is currently my student in College Algebra. Kevin has an excellent analytical mind. He asks insightful questions and wants to understand any process we do. Many students have trouble with difficult word problems. Not Kevin, he can “see” what is involved in the problem and knows what he has to do to solve it.”
Cathy Riley, English Teacher, said, “KEVIN FONTENOT is absolutely one of my favorite students because he is an absolute gentleman with an exuberant personality, and his passion for learning is so spirited. One might see KEVIN marching on the field with the award-winning Bridge City High School Band, playing the piano at various events, speaking eloquently as he analyzes an AP novel at an inner-outer circle discussion in English class, and competing in UIL events. KEVIN is the mastermind behind the Vietnam Memorial project website that my English III AP class produced last year. He contributed many hours to the design of this website and helped his peers develop their videos. Being an Eagle Scout, KEVIN demonstrates leadership in school and community and is an outstanding role model for others to emulate.”
When asked about his plans after high school, Kevin said, “I plan to attend University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2017. I will major in Business/Pre-law, and hope to pursue a career in Corporate Law.
Pictured left to right: Superintendent Todd Lintzen, David Fontenot, Kevin Fontenot, Wendy Fontenot, Principal Alisha Bell, and Beverly Perry.