Middle School and High School Students Compete in Quest Competition
On Saturday, March 1st, students competed in the 27th Annual Quest Competition at Trident Tech. Students competed in the areas of Spanish 1, mathematics, and culinary arts. While they did not receive any awards, the students had a great experience and plan to build on their experience for next year's competition.
Burke High School AutoBots Improve at Their Second Trip to the First Robotics Competition
The Burke High School Autobots successfully won two of their matches at the First Robotics Competition in Myrtle Beach, SC during the weekend of March 1-2. This is an improvement over their performance last year, when they only won one match.
Students and Faculty Perform in "Walking Through Charleston"
On Thursday, February 27, students, faculty, and special guests performed in the play "Walking Through Charleston." Students performed in the play, sang musical numbers, and danced. Faculty members assisted in spoken word performances before the play began. Special guest football coach Earl Brown sang a gospel song. His son, playing the saxophone, was joined by Mr. Linard McCloud on the piano.
Burke Students Participate in Job Fair
On Thursday, February 20th, a group of Burke MHS students put on their finest and participated in a job fair hosted by South Carolina Vocational Rehab. All students who attended the fair interviewed with at least four companies about potential job opportunities. Many students received positive feedback about possibly receiving a job offer. Students not attending the job fair had the opportunity to participate in virtual job shadowing by learning about careers through the South Carolina Occupational Information System Website.
1st Burke Alumni Oyster Roast a Success
Burke Middle High School hosted a community Oyster Roast and Fish Fry on its campus Saturday, February 8, to provide additional financial support to its athletic teams. The event proved to be a tremendous success. Over 200 supporters consumed more than 30 bushels of oysters, 500 pieces of fried whiting, 60 dozen hush puppies and 15 cases of soft drinks. McDaniel went on to say that The Burke Alumni Group is a newly formed organization seeking to raise funds for the athletic teams. While CCSD provides funds for athletics, McDaniel suggests Burke needs to generate extra monies to improve equipment, facilities and uniforms. This also will allow us to help our student-athletes with the basics like pre-game meals, basketball shoes, traveling bags and physicals, he says. We have a great deal of people out there wanting to help, we just need to organize our efforts, McDaniel says. He is attempting to create a data base with phone numbers of class contacts, Alumni and supporters. He can be reached at 843-579-4322 or email@example.com