BC Chamber Names Students of Month


The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Ngoc Pham.  Ngoc is the daughter of Ha Nguyen and Ut Le.  She has a GPA of 3.86 and is ranked 31 of 104.  Ngoc’s awards and honors include:

  • National Honor Society
  • Big “O” for English I – 2015
  • Big “O” for Horticulture – 2015
  • Perfect Attendance Award – 2016
  • Big “O” for Spanish I – 2016
  • Big “O” for Business Information Management – 2016
  • Big “O” for PE -2016
  • Big “O” for WEBTECH – 2017
  • Big “O” for World History – 2017

Ngoc’s clubs and organizations include:

  • National Honor Society Member
  • Student Council Member
  • Spanish Club Member
  • TAFE Member

In community service, Ngoc has volunteered at the Southeast Texas Food Bank, Goodwill, and OHS foe teachers, and works at Polished Nail Salon.

Mrs. Droddy, Technology Teacher, said, “Ngoc is such a kindhearted young lady.  She always gives her best effort.”

Mrs. Johnson, Government Teacher, said, “Ngoc is a sweet young lady who is very attentive in class.  She always has a smile and a kind word.  She has joined the TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) group that I sponsor, and I have really enjoyed having her in the club.  Congratulations Ngoc, well deserved!”

Mrs. Patterson, Counselor, said, “Ngoc is one of the kindest students I have ever had the pleasure to know.  Her sweet smile and quiet spirit make everyone feel joy.  I know she will do amazing things in the future.”

Mrs. Jenkins, Chemistry Teacher, said, “Ngoc is always giving 110%.  She works hard and sets high goals for herself.  She has such a sweet disposition and makes me smile each day.  Ngoc is a great example of why teachers love our jobs.”

Mrs. Trawhon, Activities Coordinator, said, “Ngoc is quiet, but strives for perfection in all of her endeavors.  I had the privilege of being her Professional Communications teacher a few years ago.  Ngoc’s work ethic is superior, and she aims for excellence in academics.  She is kind and thoughtful and always has a smile to share with those around her.  Ngoc is the perfect example of an Orangefield High School bobcat!”

After graduation, Ngoc plans to attend college at Lamar State College Orange.

Pictured left to right: Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Ambassador Beth Arnold, Mother Ut Le, Student of the Month Ngoc Pham, Counselor Candi Patterson, and Principal Zach Quinn.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Jordan Janis.  Jordan is the son of Keith and Crystal Jones.  He is ranked #110 of 197 with a GPA 2.90.  Jordan’s Awards and Honors include:

  • 3-time Stark Museum Art Show Winner
  • 2-time Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show Winner – Special Merit and Gold Medal
  • Best Overall Male Artist
  • Best Overall Art Portfolio
  • Excellence in English III
  • UIL Band Solo and Ensemble – French Horn

Jordan is a member of the Art Club and in community service has volunteered for Hurricane Harvey Relief and Common Ground Community Church Student Life Camp and Youth Group.

Debbie Gregg, Art Teacher and Floral Design, said, “Jordan Janis has really excelled in the art department.  He received a Gold Medal for the 2018 Houston Livestock School Art Program and will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery during the rodeo.  Last year Jordan won a scholarship to study art in a summer program at the Glassell School of Art in Houston and had a Gold Medal in 2017 at the rodeo.  He also received a second place on his portfolio as a junior which usually goes to seniors.

Jordan is doing very well in all his classes and has done an about face with his grades since his freshman year.  He is one of the most talented students I have ever taught.  Jordan thinks outside the box and creates the most spectacular artwork.”

Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Jordan is an excellent math student.  He is intelligent, hardworking, and self-motivated, a combination that ensures success.  What a joy it has been having him in class!”

Cathy Riley, English Department Chair & Director of Bridge City Strutters, said, “JORDAN JANIS is absolutely one of my favorite students because he is an absolute gentleman with a cool demeanor and a warm heart.  You see, JORDAN has a sixth sense of understanding people – a rare find in today’s society.  One might see JORDAN creating magnificent pieces of art, speaking eloquently as he analyzes literature in English class, or befriending others throughout the day.  He demonstrates a positive influence on others and strives for a richer existence.  Without a doubt, JORDAN JANIS’s future will be rich, and those he influences will be richer for knowing him.”

When asked about his future plans, Jordan said, “I plan on joining the military and becoming and electrician.”

Pictured Left to Right: Brandy Slaughter, Jordan Janis, Keith Jones, Nikki Harris, and Terry Stuebing.


Both students received their certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Ambassador/Director Brandy Slaughter of Energy Country Ford, at the February Networking Coffee hosted by Anytime Fitness.  They also received gift certificates and gifts from:  The Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Bridge City Walmart, Neches Federal Credit Union, Best Day Spa, 5Point Credit Union.

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