Bridge City graduate earns Student of Integrity scholarship

Published 5:29 pm Friday, June 28, 2024

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A Bridge City student is among eight individuals in Southeast Texas who earned the Student of Integrity Scholarships, awarded through the BBB SETX Education Foundation.

Addison Woolley, a 2024 graduate of Bridge City High School, received the $2,500 scholarship.

“Through the efforts of our Foundation and with the donations from our local businesses, we are able to provide educational funding to many students,” state Darren Erwin, President/CEO of BBB Southeast Texas. “We applaud these students, not only for their current accomplishments, but for their commitment to integrity as they continue their education and enter into their careers.”

Students are chosen based on their ability to effectively communicate and demonstrate character, leadership, and ethical values.

Woolley is the Salutatorian of the Bridge City HS Class of 2024. While a student she was a STEM Bus Leader, Drum Major, Math UIL Captain, involved in Student Council and Spanish Club. Addison has received numerous accolades for her academics including both the Engineering and Math Excellence Awards. Addison values her time spent with these organizations as she claims they have had an impact on her outlook and the importance of outreach, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. She plans to pursue her master’s in public administration with her focus on becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to the Student of Integrity program, BBB Southeast Texas set up an endowment with Lamar University in 1998 that continues to provide scholarships to College of Business students. Additionally, BBB has an endowment started at Lamar State College Port Arthur. With continued support and innovative partnerships, BBB plans to expand on their scholarship programs with further endowments, business sponsored awards and more general scholarships for those with needs in continuing education, professional development certificates and more.