The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Kayleigh Lute. Kayleigh was presented her certificate and gift bag by Chamber Ambassador and Director Lucy Fields at the January 10th coffee hosted by Orangefield ISD. 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, and Neches Federal Credit Union.
Kayleigh is the daughter of Jill Malagarie. She is ranked 86 of 171 with a GPA 3.44. Kayleigh’s Awards and Honors include:
- Best Female Artist Art 3&4 – 2015-2016
- Art Portfolio – 2015-2016
- First Place Art 3&4 – 2015-2016
- Honorable Mention Art – 2015-2016
- Honorable Mention Art – 2014-2015
- Stark Museum Showcase – 2014-2015, 2015-2016
Kayleigh’s Clubs and Organizations include:
- Art Club – 2013-2017
- Art Club President – 2015-2016
- TAFE Club – 2015-2016, 2016-2017
- TAFE Historian – 2016-2017
- Henry’s Catholic Church CCD
In Community Service, Kayleigh has volunteered at St. Henry’s Catholic Church for Trunk or Treat, Soup Kitchen, and Candle Fundraiser.
Debbie Gregg, Art Instructor, said, “Kayleigh Lute is a senior at Bridge City High School and is a member of my Art IV class. Kayleigh is the president of 2016-17 Art Club. This young lady is very creative student and has a natural ability to create original artwork. She can express herself with her art to portray an important idea or feeling. Despite her arthritis disabilities she finds a way to always complete her artwork to the best of her ability. Kayleigh Lute is an exceptional art student and has style all of her own. Congratulations Kayleigh!”
Laura Hernandez, Physics Instructor, said, “I have truly enjoyed having Kayleigh in class this year. She works hard, adds to class discussion, and despite her rough days and difficulties she works to keep a positive attitude. I am really proud of her work this semester.”
Hannah Landry, Math Instructor, said, “Kayleigh is a quick-witted, funny, young lady that puts a smile on my face. Kayleigh is a positive person and a joy to have in class. Her artistic ability expands past her artwork into her creative ability to tell stories and expound upon them.”
Cathy Riley, English Department Chair & Director of Bridge City Strutters, said, “KAYLEIGH LUTE is a delight to have in English IV class. Her projects exude artistic ability, and she makes certain they connect to history. You see, KAYLEIGH loves knowledge and she must share it with others. On many occasions, I have observed KAYLEIGH pondering at her desk. I know, without a doubt, she will raise her hand to answer a question or share some prior knowledge she learned that relates to the subject matter.
She is that spark all teachers cherish, and the fire of the future.”
When Kayleigh was asked about her future plans, she said, “I would like to attend Lamar University and get a degree in education. Work for Bridge City ISD and have a family.”
Pictured Left to Right: Principal Elisha Bell, Counselor Crissa Bonnin, Grandmother Vickie Frederick, Dad Tony Lute, Kayleigh Lute, Ambassador/Director Lucy Fields, Grandfather Pete Frederick, Mom Jill Malagarie, and Step-Dad Ryan Malagarie.