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2018 BHS Prom – Save the Date!

2018 Prom

Aamani Hamilton, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Plans for this year's BHS Junior-Senior Prom have been announced! Mark your calendars for May 19, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm.  This year's theme is "Harlem Nights." See you there!

BHS Student Walkout Featured in Local Press

BHS students participate in National Student Walkout Day

Aamani Hamilton, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

As students across the nation participated in a "walkout" demonstration against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14th, school administrators strived to find a balance between freedom of speech and student safety.  Schools protested the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Poetry Club Members Read Original Prose for Charleston Mayor

Raven Mitchell with Mayor Paul Tecklenburg for Burke poetry reading

Raven Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Burke High School's poetry club members shared their original work with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on Thursday, February 22 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Students Raven Mitchell, Mekhi Smith and Ayja Parson were invited by Charleston's first Poet Laureate Markus Amaker to open for...

Spectacular Senior Night

Senior Night - Scholarships

Alexus Robinson, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

On May 17, 2017, there was a Senior Night that will go down in Burke history. Historically, Burke's Senior Night is a celebration of all the accomplishments of BHS seniors as they prepare for graduation. This year was no exception. Held in the BHS auditorium, the ceremony began with the entrance of...

BHS students help produce media arts in ‘noteworthy’ apprenticeship

This is Noteworthy Internship

May 17, 2017

When BHS juniors Kysia Holston and Jordan Brown were recommended by their advisor, Mr. Robert Ellington, for an internship with This Is Noteworthy, they jumped at the opportunity. Founded and run by former singer/magazine editor/event coordinator Becca Finley, the internship includes students from...

A Senior Send-Off

Senior Sendoff

May 16, 2017

It's graduation time! Make sure you don't miss out on these important events celebrating the Senior Class of Burke High School, 2017: Senior Night - Wednesday, May 17 at 6 pm in the Burke High School Performing Arts Center Baccalaureate Service - May 24, 2017 at 6 pm. Located at the Morris Brow...

2017 Prom Photo Gallery

Prom Court

James Snipe, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017

On May 6, 2017, the BHS Gymnasium was transformed into a breathtaking masquerade ball for the 2017 Junior-Senior Prom. The Prom Committee, led by Junior Class Advisor Micah Brown, did a fabulous job making sure it was a night to remember. Special congratulations goes to the 2017 Prom Court, as follows: Pr...

The New Mr.& Mrs.Burke

The New Mr.& Mrs.Burke

Zarea Pelzer, Co-Editor and Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

On April 20th 2017, Burke High School crowned their new Mr. & Mrs.Burke for the 2017-2018 school year, Jordan Brown and Destiny Williams. "This was a very emotional ride to the crown because there was a lot of talent in this group and it was hard to predict who would win,” said Destiny Williams...

Tea Time with the Bulldogs

Tea Time with the Bulldogs

Qui-Yon Richards, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2017

We wanted to know what fellow Burke students thought about the announcement of our new Executive Principal, Mrs. Swinton. Here's what they had to say: I think having a female principal is a great way to influence girls and let them know that females can be great leaders, too. I think Mrs. Swinton will do a great job like she did at Wand...

BHS Trebuchet Places 3rd in Storm the Citadel

BHS Trebuchet Team

February 14, 2017

Congratulations to the Burke Trebuchet Team for placing 3rd in the Citadel's annual Storm the Citadel STEM Competition on February 11th! Each year, middle and high schools from around the country gather at the Citadel to launch their built-from-scratch trebuchets and compete for furthest distance...

Award Winning Illustrator Floyd Cooper Visits Burke

Floyd Cooper, Award-Winning Illustrator

Kaitlyn White, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2017

Award-winning book illustrator Floyd Cooper visited Burke HS on February 7. Beginning with a live demonstration of his unique way of creating a painting, Cooper took the Burke student body on a journey through his life and his growth as an artist. Focusing on how he achieved success through...

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