Michael Tran Named BCHS Student of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the October Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Michael Tran.  Michael was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador/Board Member Brandy Slaughter, Sales Associate at Energy Country Ford, at the October Networking Coffee hosted by Complete Staffing.  He received gift certificates and gifts from:  COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Complete Staffing, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Balancing Life Staffing Solutions, Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant, and Elizabeth’s Hidden Treasures.

Michael is the son of Phuong Huynh and De Tran.  He is ranked #2 of 187 with a GPA 4.86.  Michael’s Awards and Honors include:

  • A Honor Roll
  • Pre-AP Geometry Award
  • Spanish 2 Award
  • TMEA Texas Music Scholar
  • Showcase of Outstanding Musician Award
  • Appelley Publishing – Poem Published National Merit Recognized Student

Michael’s Clubs and Organizations include:

  • Academic Team
  • Math and Science UIL
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Club
  • Marching Band and Wind Ensemble
  • Culture Club

In community service, Michael has volunteered for:

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief
  • Little League Concession Stand
  • Teaching English to Vietnam Students

Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Michael Tran is one of the most impressive students I have had the pleasure to teach.  He is driven, dedicated, and talented beyond measure.  Not only is he academically gifted, but his ability to create emotionally charged music is both impressive and inspiring.”

Shannon King, Social Studies Teacher, said, “Michael’s determination to be the best and achieve the best is his greatest strength.  Michael has had to overcome great odds at home to achieve greatness in his academics and extra-curricular achievements.  Circumstances forced Michael to grow up quickly and take on some adult responsibilities while still maintaining a great work ethic and great grades, as well as a high level of involvement in extracurricular activities.  I very much admire Michael’s abilities to balance “adulating” with high school roles he plays.”

Cathy Riley, English Department Chair and Director of Bridge City Strutters, said, “MICHAEL TRAN exudes passion for learning.  Determined and driven, MICHAEL’s genteel demeanor and strong work ethics are stellar among male students.  He leads in the classroom, the band hall, math/science UIL practice room, and the community.  I am so proud of MICHAEL scoring a 3 on the AP English Language and Composition exam and a 4 on the Physics exam.  He is such a conscientious student who strives for excellence in all areas of his life.  MICHAEL TRAN is a rare find that every teacher dreams of having in class.  Without a doubt, the extraordinary and talented MICHAEL TRAN’s drive for excellence will prove effective in the many upcoming endeavors he pursues.  HUZZAH, TRAN!”

Donna Schrock, Science Department Chair, said, “Michael is a pleasure to have in the classroom.  His integrity, respect of others, and positive attitude make him an exceptional role model for all students.  Michael is an intelligent, dedicated young mind who goes above and beyond what is expected of him in the classroom, and as a member of the UIL Science team.  He has a very inquisitive mind which makes him a very good AP Chemistry student, and I foresee a bright future ahead for Michael Tran.”

When asked about his future plans, Michael said, “I am considering attending Rice University, majoring in Computer Science and pursuing a career in Artificial Intelligence Programming.”

Pictured Left to Right: Principal Tim Woolley, Counselor Nikki Harris, Michael Tran, and Brandy Slaughter