The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the November Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Jacob Cunningham. Jacob was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador Christina Segura, Marketing Liaison for Golden Triangle Emergency Center, at the November Networking Coffee hosted by Bridge City Bank. 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, and Elizabeth’s Hidden Treasures.
Jacob is the son of Chris and Stephanie Cunningham. He is ranked #4 of 187 with a GPA 4.81. Jacob’s Awards and Honors include:
- National Merit Recognized Student (Pending Semifinalist)
- National Honor Society
- “A” Honor Roll
- Rotary Youth Leadership Award Participant
- Director’s Choice Showcase of Music Outstanding Musicianship Award
- Texas 5A All-State Symphonic Band Member
- Texas Music Scholar
- KBMT Channel 12 Star Student
Jacob’s Clubs and Organizations include:
- UIL Academics – Calculator Applications, Number Sense, General Mathematics, Science
- Academic Team
- Varsity Football – Team Captain
- Band – Marching, Jazz, Wind Ensemble
- Fishing Team
In community service, Jacob has volunteered for Hurricane Harvey Relief and World Changers Mission Trips.
Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Jacob Cunningham is simply a blessing. He is kind, caring, compassionate, hard-working, dedicated, and an example of true humility and grace. In addition to his exceptional character, he is an extremely gifted and talented saxophone player!”
Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, “It has been a pleasure having Jacob in class these last two years. He is a great math student, as there is no concept he does not master. He is kind, helpful, and always cheerful. He is well-rounded and talented in many areas: academics, sports, and music. Jacob is a remarkable person, an exceptional student, and very deserving of the honor!”
Cathy Riley, English Department Chair, “JACOB CUNNINGHAM is absolutely one of my favorite students because his passion for learning radiates determination for excellence. He focuses on accuracy and details as well as perceives a holistic approach to thinking. Being an extraordinary writer, JACOB earned a 4 on the AP Language and Composition Exam, and his essay work exudes passion and eloquent syntax. One might see JACOB playing football on the gridiron, playing the saxophone in the All-State Symphonic Band, competing in various UIL academic events, or generously offering his time to change the world- one mission trip at a time. His gentlemanly qualities demonstrates a positive influence on others uncompromising his morals and integrity just as a knight in shining armor full of valor and honor. I am so proud of JACOB. HUZZAH, CUNNINGHAM!”
Donna Schrock, Science Department Chair, “Jacob Cunningham is an outstanding student in all respects. He is a perfect example of someone who exemplifies the qualities of an academic leader as well as a team player. Jacob is an intelligent, polite young man with an exceptional work ethic. He is also very personable and will help his classmates without hesitation. Jacob is an integral part of the UIL Science team, and he greets every challenge in UIL Science or AP Chemistry with a positive attitude. He is a joy to have in the classroom, and I’m sure Jacob will be successful in all of his future endeavors.”
When asked about his future plans, Jacob said, “I plan to major in Computer Science at Texas A&M or Baylor University and hope to pursue a career in robotics or space exploration.”
Pictured Left to Right: Ambassador Stephanie Roberts, Ambassador Christina Segura, Counselor Allisha Bonneaux, Stephanie Cunningham, Jacob Cunningham, and Superintendent Todd Lintzen.