The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the December Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Nicholas Pfister. Nicholas was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador/Director Elyse Thibodeaux, Owner of Tiger Rock Martial Arts Bridge City, at the December Networking Coffee hosted by Bridge City ISD. 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, and Balancing Life Staffing Solutions.
Nicholas is the son of Bill and Stephanie Pfister. He is ranked #3 of 187 with a GPA 4.86. Nicholas’ Awards and Honors include:
- 2X TMEA 5A All-State Symphonic Band Member
- National Honor Society
- Spanish 3 Honors Award
- Published Author – “2018 Rising Stars Collection”
Nicholas’s Clubs and Organizations include:
- Marching Band – Drum Major
- Wind Ensemble
- Spelling UIL
- Academic Team
- Interact Club
- YLSET Team
- Spanish Club
- Psychology Club
In community service, Nicholas has volunteered for YLSET – “A Cause for Paws”, Interact – Nursing Home Christmas, and Hurricane Harvey – Disaster Relief/Operation Blessing.
Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “I have not known many students to be as focused, diligent, humble, caring, kind, and resilient as Nicholas Pfister. In the seven years I have known him, I would say that he has taught me for more than I ever dreamed of teaching him. He is a person of true character, with a strong moral compass, and a passion for music that is truly infectious.”
Brenda Legendre, Assistant High School Band Director, said, “Nicholas Pfister has been a student of mine for the past 7 years as a member of the Bridge City Band. During this time, he has become a wonderfully accomplished musician, displaying outstanding ability and work ethic. His determination to succeed has always made Nicholas an example to students around him both in the music classroom as well as in academic areas. Nicholas has consistently performed beautifully for our Band program and has been a source of pride for years. Nicholas, a 2-year All-State Band member, has served as a section leader and Big Brother in our Band and currently holds the position of Drum Major. This position brings with it a myriad of responsibilities requiring Nicholas to master the arts of multitasking and problem solving. To date, he has handled these tasks with the agility of a world-class juggler! It is clear that Nicholas Pfister is a young man who will always have an incredible impact on those around him. The future is right for this young man and fortunate are those who will have the opportunity to work with him in the future!”
Cathy Riley, English Department Chair and Director of Bridge City Strutters, said, “Dedicated and driven, NICHOLAS PFISTER is a leader in all aspects. He is an absolute gentleman with an exuberant personality. One might see NICHOLAS directing the award-winning Bridge City High School Band, competing at UIL contests in math, spelling, and vocabulary, speaking eloquently as he analyzes an AP novel at an inner-outer circle discussion in English AP class, or brainstorming new ideas for ways to serve the community. His music awards are extensive as he earned several TMEA awards, one being TMEA 5A All-State Symphonic Band. NICHOLAS wants to awaken hidden passions for music in his future students as his own band directors, private music teachers, and camp instructors have done. Becoming an educator, NICHOLAS PFISTER shares an adoration of music with his grandmother and educators alike that will ignite relationships, and those relationships will create legacies that continue as the passionate torch is handed down. Job well done, PFISTER! HUZZAH!!”
When asked about his future plans, Nicholas said, “After graduation, I plan on earning an undergraduate degree in instrumental music education and then hopefully work in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a middle or high school band director.”
Pictured Left to Right: Superintendent Todd Lintzen, Counselor Nikki Harris, Stephanie Pfister, Nicholas Pfister, Principal Tim Woolley, and Ambassador/Director Elyse Thibodeaux.