FORWARD – The contagious spirit of Izzy Moore lights up Bridge City High

Published at 12:30pm Sunday, October 2, 2022

BRIDGE CITY — She may be the cheerleader for the Bridge City cheerleading squad, but the spirit she spreads throughout the school is contagious.

Bridge City veteran Izzy Moore is always proud to show the love she has for her school, and the student body remains energized because of it.

Moore has been a cheerleader for the past six years, and she is heavily involved as vice president of the student body, along with the National Honor Society. She ranks 7th in her class.

She is part of the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) and plays football for the Lady Cardinals.

She loves having a busy schedule and tries to be as uplifting as possible.

“If I can put a smile on someone’s face, whether it’s a good day or a hard day, it’s wonderful,” said Moore. “I feel like I’m the kind of person anyone at school can look up to. I am willing to help or advise you on anything.”

Director of Student Activities Cheryl Royal was very fond of the senior “energy package”, noting that Moore makes her presence known across the campus.

Royal said Moore is the type of student who doesn’t need to lead vocally.

“She can do that with her smile,” Royal said.

“She has a tremendous upbringing and work ethic. It is your positive energy that is the most inspiring. She brings it every day.”

Bridge City veteran Izzy Moore remains busy promoting the Cardinals’ cause as student body vice president. (Van Wade/Orange Leader)

Moore is keeping busy as she passes the six-week mark of her senior year of high school.

“It’s flying and I’m trying to work on as many things as I can,” Moore said. “I wouldn’t know what to do if I wasn’t busy with school and other projects. It is very fun.”

When students and visitors enter Bridge City High School, the signs on the building are illuminating, giving the whole environment a positive image.

“We work hard at the Student Council to help our school shine,” said Moore. “So much energy goes into these signals. It makes everyone very proud. It takes a lot of work, but it’s well worth it. We have so many students here committed to bringing a positive image. This is something that makes Bridge City special, so many of us love our school.”

Moore and the Student Council are gearing up for a fall convention.

It’s a project to get excited about, because Bridge City is hosting it.

“Students representing schools from across the 409 area are arriving and we can’t wait to start decorating and assembling everything,” said Moore. “It gives us the opportunity to show other students in our area what Bridge City is all about, and we can all mingle and get to know everyone better.”

Moore also liked the RYLA Camp she attended. There were over 190 students.

They learned a lot about stepping out of their comfort zone and getting ideas for building leadership.

Moore is an advocate of keeping her grades along with her busy schedule.

This has a lot to do with her parents.

“I do this for my family,” she said. “They expect me to do well and they’ve really pushed me in a positive direction all these years. I really enjoy going the extra mile to exceed your expectations.”

Moore’s father Chris Moore is a longtime coach at Bridge City. Her mother Christine has been by her side the entire time, elevating her in everything she does.

“My dad really inspires me, and he’s always at school. I get to see him pretty much every day,” Moore said. “He graduated here and used to walk these halls when he was a kid. He sets a tremendous example and is a Bridge City Cardinal through and through.

“My mom, she’s so amazing. She is definitely my time manager and prepares me for everything. She makes sure I get to all the places I need to be. She is great taking care of all of us.”

Moore has been a cheerleader for six years.

“There’s nothing like getting everyone off their feet and making them cheer for our teams,” said Moore. “There’s something about this Friday night experience that really makes everyone go.”

She firmly believes that cheering is a sport, because student athletes are constantly jumping, spinning, and must have a lot of stamina. The three-minute routines are intense.

“We’re really focusing on the UIL contest,” said Moore. “We did very well last year and I think we can be even better this year. It would be great if we could qualify for the Nationals, which takes place at Disneyland.”

After playing football at an early age, Moore returned to the game as a junior.

She ended up loving every minute of it.

“I was definitely rusty, but the more experience I gained, the more I got better,” she said. “It was great to be part of another team. We had a lot of fun. You know a lot of people from other schools. I can’t wait to play again, especially as we can play on our own ground again this season.”

His activities after high school include attending Arkansas or Texas A&M to major in business and minor in communications.

After that, she would like to go to the field of law.

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