The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the March Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Landen Tomlinson. Landen was presented his certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador/Board Member, Lucy Fields at the March coffee hosted by COS Printing. 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, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Complete Staffing, Best Day Spa, 5Point Credit Union, Candace Mulhollan RE/MAX ONE Agent, and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.
Landen is the son of Dacia and Byron Tomlinson. He has a GPA of 4.9 and is ranked #3 of 111. Landen’s awards and honors include:
- All ‘A’ Highest Honors Award every year of high school
- Numerous Rotary Club Awards
- Certified Specialist in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
- Big “O” Awards in: AP US History, Algebra II, and Business Information Management II
- UIL Math, Numbersense, and Computer Applications Team
- National Honor Society
- Varsity Football
- Varsity Baseball
Landen’s community service/work experience:
- Hurricane Harvey Clean Up
- Volunteers at the Adaptive Sports for Kids Tournament
- Assists employees at Shangri La
- Volunteers at Little Dribblers concession stand
Simone Oregel, Math Teacher, said, “Landen is wonderful. He works hard and will always help other students in need. I can always count on Landen to brighten up the class with his contagious personality.”
Misty Bellard, Technology Teacher, said, “Landen Tomlinson is the kind of student that is constantly pushing himself to improve. In doing so, he pushes the students around him to improve as well. He is definitely a leader by example. He always puts forth his best effort in all of his assignments. While in my BIM 2 class, he was not satisfied with earning the core Microsoft Certifications. He was determined to earn the Expert level certifications. In the end, he earned the Master level certification passing all tests that were offered to him. During the hurricane Harvey relief efforts, I was privileged to work alongside Landen at a local distribution center. He showed character and compassion in his efforts to assist those in need. He is a well-rounded student that will accomplish whatever he sets his mind to doing. He is most deserving of this honor.”
Selena Hennigan, Math Teacher, said, “Landen is a student who intellectually goes above normal classroom expectations and pushes himself to meet a challenge. In Honors Algebra 2, he consistently maintained an intrinsic motivation that kept him at the top of his class. Yet his accomplishments go well beyond the classroom. He is a talented baseball player and leader on the field with his teammates. OHS is thankful for the character and values he consistently displays in all areas. Landen, take all you have accomplished and run with it! Your future is in your hands!”
Landen plans on attending a university to earn a degree in chemical engineering.
Pictured left to right: Byron Tomlinson, Dacia Tomlinson, Cameron Tomlinson, Lucy Fields, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Patterson, and Counselor Crissa Bonnin.