Bridge City, Texas, February 14, 2017 – The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the January Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Katey McCall. Katey was presented her certificate and gift bag by Elyse Thibodeaux, BC Chamber President and owner of Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, at the February 14th coffee hosted by Neches Federal Credit Union. She received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Five Point Credit Union, Serendipity Chicks, COS Printing, Bridge City Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, MCT Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Lamar State College Orange and Neches Federal Credit Union.
Katey is the daughter of Drew and Lisa McCall. She has a GPA of 4.69 and is ranked 6 of 115. Katey’s awards and honors include
- Channel 12 Star Student of the week 2015
- State Congressional Debate Qualifier 2017
- State CX Debate Qualifier 2016
- 1st place in District CX Debate 2016
- 3rd place in Regional Congressional Debate 2017
- Big “O” Awards from High School Teachers
- BRAVO Awards from Orangefield ISD
- Spirit Leader Award for Drill Team 2016
- All-A Honor Roll 2015 – present
- Member of the OHS Sophisticats team that won Grand Champion at Danceline
- Class Parliamentarian 2013-2014
Katey’s clubs and organizations include:
- Student Council 2013-2015
- Library Club 2013-2014
- National Honor Society 2015-2017
- Speech and Debate Team 2013-2017, Captain 2016-2017 & Historian 2015-2016
- Orangefield High School Band 2015-2017
- Orangefield High School Drill Team 2014-2017, Social Officer Vice President 2016-2017
- Spanish Club 2015-2016
- FFA 2013-2014
In community service, Katey has volunteered at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens Eco Fest, babysat for a community member who is unable to afford childcare during the summer months, Sunday School volunteer at Winfree Baptist Church, and volunteered with the Athletic Booster Club.
Mrs. Jenkins, Science teacher, said, “Katey is one in a million! She is kind, smart, and always puts others before herself. I have no doubt Katey will be a huge success at life.”
Mrs. Trawhon, Debate Coach, said, “Katey McCall is an amazing member of the Speech and Debate Team at Orangefield High School. She competes in three different speaking events: Cross Examination debate, Congressional debate, and Extemporaneous speaking. Katey juggles debate practice, studying with drill team practice and competition. She is a kind soul with an amazing smile. I wish I was able to work with Katey more than just this year. She brings joy to any group in which she is involved. Good luck, Katey you are one in a million!”
Mrs. Yeaman, Drill Team Coach, said, “Katey strives to be her best in everything she does. Her drive to succeed will get her far in life. Katey is never without a smile and is always offering a helping hand.”
Mrs. Campbell, History teacher, said, “Katey McCall is such a talented, smart, and responsible young lady. She takes her responsibilities and academics very seriously.”
Mrs. Monohan, Calculus teacher, said, “Katey is a very pleasant student to have in class. She sets a great example for others by always having her work done well and on time. She respects others and is willing to help others.”
Mrs. Oregel, Math teacher, said, “Katey is a very responsible student. She is very active in her school and always makes time to learn anything she will miss ahead of time due to be absent for school activities.”
After graduation, Katey plans to attend college in the fall at Lamar University and ultimately become a lawyer. She would like to try her hand at politics.
Pictured left to right: Elyse Thibodeaux, Drew McCall, Lisa McCall, Katey McCall, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Patterson, and Counselor Candi Patterson.