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January 4, 2009 by Emily Spann Brown (Register to contact)

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December 27th, 2008, the BHS Foundation Launched. Our Christmas Extravaganza was a success. A mock check was presented to the school Principal as a pledge to raise one million dollars by 2010 to guarentee every graduate a secondary education. We signed up over 100 paid memberships that day and the talent show of the decades was very entertaining. It was held on Burke High Campus and tours was given by the student ROTC squad. We are currently seeking decades from all of the Black High Schools that was in the Charleston pennisular. Burke,CA Brown, Rivers, Avery, Charleston High, etc. We currently have over 500 paid members to start with our triangle of success which includes Burke's Centinnial Celebration in year 2010. Please email or contact Emily Spann Brown, ASAP, for full information. *****@aol.com or BHS Foundation, Inc. PO Box 20926, Chas. SC 29413. Membership is $10.00 annually, donations are tax deductable.

We want YOU to be apart of what will be a Historical Event.

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Burke High students graduate MUSC cancer research program  ABC NEWS 4

The future is looking bright for some students at Burke High School. Thursday was graduation day for 17 students who are now celebrated S. C. CURE scholars.



The 2019 Charleston Marathon is this weekend. Here's what you need to know.  Charleston Post Courier

Thousands of runners will run through the Charleston area Saturday for this year's Charleston Marathon, which will effectively shut down several well-traveled ...



My Charleston Weekend  Charleston Post Courier

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Charleston's Emancipation Day parade a tradition dating to 1866  Charleston Post Courier

The Emancipation Day Parade has been an annual tradition in Charleston since at least 1867, at the close of the Civil War during which enslaved people were ...



From Summerville to Wisconsin, more than 5100 run in chilly Charleston Marathon  Charleston Post Courier

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A Charleston high school is combining subjects in 3rd major program change in 10 years  Charleston Post Courier

A national program with support from the Gates Foundation is shaking up the classrooms at Burke High. The New Tech Network emphasizes creative ...



Charleston YWCA's 10 days honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. start Tuesday, on what would be King's 90th birthday  Charleston City Paper

Tuesday marks the beginning of Charleston's 47th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the city's largest and longest-running event. The 10-day ...



AC problems affecting Burke High School  Live 5 News WCSC

One of the 10 air conditioning units at Burke High School isn't working correctly.



Burke High's stadium is sinking into the Ashley River. A fix is in the works, but not a replacement.  Charleston Post Courier

Built on a landfill in a former marsh, Burke High School's Stoney Field is sinking every year. The earth gives way beneath the foundations of its concrete ...



Emergency teams enlist Charleston students' help in addressing 'hurricane complacency'  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston area has been spared the brunt of so many near-miss hurricanes and tropical storms in recent years, emergency management officials are ...



Charleston chef breathes new life into blighted North Charleston neighborhood with cooking  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston chef Chris Hyatt believes his home-cooked meals will help turn the tide in Union Heights, a struggling neighborhood in the Neck.



Charleston teacher used grades to pressure student into sex, lawsuit claims  Charleston Post Courier

A math teacher at Burke High School coerced one of her students into performing sexual acts by threatening to dock his grade, according to a lawsuit filed in ...



1/14, full issue: King Day events; a great “Beach” read; More  Charleston Currents

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Burke High School Educators Amelia Little and Edgar Johnson Honored at National Education Conference  charlestonchronicle.net

New Tech Network (NTN) recognized Burke High School teachers, Amelia Little and Edgar “Chopper” Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina, with the NTN ...



Burke High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student gets $100000 bail  Charleston Post Courier

A Burke High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student received $100000 bail during a court appearance Tuesday.



ACLU deputy director will visit Charleston to offer chronicle of racism in America  Charleston Post Courier

The deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to Charleston to speak about racial history, the roots of white supremacy and the state of race ...



Raven Saunders, four-time NCAA champion from Burke High School, ends college career for health reasons  Charleston Post Courier

Former Burke High School star Raven Saunders, widely regarded as the top women's shot putter in collegiate history, has called an end to her college career.



High school basketball in Charleston heats up in December with holiday tournaments  Charleston Post Courier

With only two all-star games remaining before the high school football season officially ends, the focus in the Lowcountry turns to basketball with a heavy slate of ...



Police: Burke High School teacher arrested, accused of having sexual relationship with student  Charleston Post Courier

A Burke High School teacher and tennis coach was arrested Monday on a charge that she had a sexual relationship with a student, police said.



Proposal To Resod Stoney Field More Dirty Lies  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Two of Burke High school's most prominent supporters say a proposal to upgrade Stoney Field, the athletic facility where for more than 50 ...



Charleston native and Olympian Raven Saunders is back, and she's turned pro  Charleston Post Courier

When Raven Saunders announced the end of her college career in February, there was some doubt about the future of one of the world's top female ...



Region 6-AA Football: Timberland, Oceanside Collegiate on collision course  Charleston Post Courier

Class AAA powerhouse Timberland drops to down to Region 6-AA this season, where Oceanside Collegiate is now eligible for the S.C. High School League ...



Can Burke High School unite Charleston? | Features  Charleston City Paper

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THE BURKE DILEMMA | Palmetto Politics  Charleston Post Courier

Outside the school, demonstrators gathered with signs that read: “Get a student's view,” “Inequality in 2015?” and “We want Burke now and forever.” Inside ...



Charleston charter music school could find new home under Burke High's roof  Charleston Post Courier

The Allegro Charter School of Music is looking to move into the downtown campus of Burke High, which sits mostly empty after decades of dwindling enrollment.



Burke High School celebrates new culinary arts center  Charleston Post Courier

Burke High School students vying for jobs in downtown Charleston's booming restaurant biz will have a leg up on their peers when they graduate, thanks in part ...



Charleston nonprofit hopes to train Burke High School students to become yoga teachers  Charleston Post Courier

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Burke High School wins Class AA boys basketball state championship  Charleston Post Courier

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Law students host expungement workshop  WCBD News 2

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Zola Davis Jr. leading Presbyterian offense like his dad did at South Carolina  Charleston Post Courier

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Case dismissed against Burke High School teacher accused of contributing to delinquency of a minor  Charleston Post Courier

A criminal case against a Burke High School teacher has been dismissed. The 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped one count of contributing to the delinquency ...



The Agenda: Magnolias named one of top Thanksgiving restaurants, S.C. emergency officials partnering with Burke students  Charleston City Paper

Get your reservations in now–CNN named Magnolias one of the top restaurants for Thanksgiving. P&C Headline: "Deer poacher chased down by SC wildlife ...



Charleston residents turn out to discuss future of Burke High School  ABC NEWS 4

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- More than 100 years of Charleston's history could be lost.{}Some members of the Charleston County School District said Burke ...



City of Charleston plans to buy vacant East Side school for affordable housing  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston County School District and the city of Charleston are teaming up on a plan to turn an unused school building into affordable housing, and at the ...



Although few students pass AP exams, Burke sees improvement  Charleston Post Courier

So far, students in Burke's AP Academy have been largely unable to reap the benefits of college credit, though they're much doing better than ever.



Rep. Mark Sanford supports expanding gun background check time at town hall in Charleston  Charleston Post Courier

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford pledged Saturday to introduce a federal measure to expand the time allotted for background checks on gun purchases from three to five ...



Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive  Charleston Post Courier

With teachers leaving the classroom in droves and not enough new graduates rising to take their place, South Carolina school districts are starting to spend ...



Burke High teacher accused of having sex with student released from jail  ABC NEWS 4

A Burke High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is out of jail after posting $100000 bond.Jennifer Aro, 27, was released from ...



Charleston Olympian Raven Saunders turned pro and signed with Nike. Now she has her first pro victory  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Olympian Raven Saunders, newly signed to Nike as a professional athlete, racked up her first win at a pro meet in the shot put Monday in Budapest, ...



Lawsuit: Charleston math teacher threatened grades for sex  The Charlotte Observer

A math teacher from Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina is accused of threatening a student's grades when he resisted her sexual advances.



Charleston music charter school searching for new home after scrapping Burke plan  Charleston Post Courier

The halls were alive with the sound of music Wednesday as classes resumed at the Allegro Charter School of Music in downtown Charleston — and the school's ...



Charleston high school teacher on administrative leave following DUI arrest  WCBD News 2

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Burke High football games to be played at Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium  WCBD News 2

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A teacher forced her student into sex — and docked his grade after he refused, suit says  The Washington Post

A 27-year-old math teacher, Jennifer Olajire-Aro, coerced a 17-year-old student into having sex with her, repeatedly threatening to dock his grades if he refused, ...



Despite Some Skepticism, Burke Administrator Optimistic About Turnaround  charlestonchronicle.net

When students return to Burke High School August 17 they will begin a new year with a new administration at one of the district's most challenged high schools.



At 105 and 87, mother and son reflect on life in North Charleston's oldest neighborhood  Charleston Post Courier

Leizanna Hart, 105, spent most of her life in Liberty Hill and has seen more than a century of history.



Complete List | Lowcountry school report cards: The good, the bad and the disputed  ABC NEWS 4

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2 schools on lockdown following ‘domestic violence call with weapons'  WCBD News 2

Two Lowcountry schools are on lockdown following a “domestic violence call with weapons.”



Leaderless Burke High Heading In The Right Direction  charlestonchronicle.net

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Clearing criminal records at Life Empowerment Conference  WCBD News 2

Law students from the Charleston School of Law are preparing to help people clear their criminal records.



As students walked out of South Carolina schools, officials tried to keep protests from public view  Charleston Post Courier

Thousands of students across South Carolina walked out of their schools and classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a demonstration against gun violence, but ...



Colour of Music Festival presents series of chamber concerts in Charleston  Charleston Post Courier

This year, the Colour of Music Festival is scaling back in Charleston, but expanding to other cities.



Modie Risher, Legendary Burke educator and coach, dies at 88  WCBD News 2

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the greater Charleston community mourn the passing of former Burke High School coach, Modie Risher.



Burke High School students create graphic novels with the help of Charleston County Public Libraries  Charleston City Paper

Sophomore students at Burke High School are currently completing a special project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the world.



Hootie and the Blowfish reunite for weekend concert  WSPA.com

Mark your calendars for August 10 and 11 for the 16th annual Homegrown Weekend!



Well-deserved honor for revered Burke music educator  Charleston Post Courier

BY ANTONIO ELLIS. On Monday, on the recommendation of the Burke High School Class of 2016, the Charleston County School District renamed Burke's fine ...



Kevin Mitchell of Culinary Institute of Charleston to honor black chefs who inspired him  Charleston Post Courier

Having recently completed a graduate thesis delving into the mentorships and apprenticeships which strengthened Charleston's centuries-old community of ...



She was charged with DUI in the death of a cop. Now prosecutors say she wasn't drunk  The State

A DUI charge against a South Carolina woman involved in a fatal collision with an off-duty police officer was dropped Thursday, according to multiple reports.



Hootie's 'Homegrown Round-up' provides school supplies to Lowcountry students  ABC NEWS 4

Parents and students made their way to Burke High School Saturday to get ready for the upcoming school year.The 12th annual 'Hootie's Homegrown Roundup' ...



A photo exhibit remembers Charleston Hospital Strike on the eve of its 50th anniversary  Charleston Post Courier

Cecil Williams' photography exhibit at the Charleston County Public Library includes a tribute to the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1968-69.



Cancelled: Moms Demand Action's Friday vigil downtown cancelled due to inclement weather  Charleston City Paper

Friday evening's "Vigil for Child Victims of Gun Violence," which was to be held on Cannon Park in downtown Charleston at 6 p.m., has been cancelled due to ...



Lexington High wins annual Modie Risher Classic in 37-32 victory over May River  Charleston Post Courier

Lexington High School won the Modie Risher Memorial Classic on Friday after defeating May River, a team from Bluffton.



Black Panther actor, state Representative to visit 2 Lowcountry schools  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A local actor, model, and stunt performer will make his way back to the Lowcountry to speak with students at two schools.



Purlieu is now open | Photo Galleries  Charleston Post Courier

Purlieu restaurant — "comfort food with French technique" says owner John Zucker — is now open at the corner of Fishburne and President Streets across from ...



New principals hired mid-year at four Charleston County schools  Charleston Post Courier

New principals are taking the lead at several Charleston County public schools this month as the school district shuffles some administrators and makes a new ...



Commentary: Will Charleston find its way to racial 'hinge of history'?  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston Forum has gained traction with its blunt insistence that the time is overdue for Charleston to confront and end the racial disparities that keep its ...



Senior Army Instructor Exposes Burke High School JROTC Cadets To Leadership Opportunities  charlestonchronicle.net

Major (Retired) John Dunmyer, III, Senior Army Instructor continues to expose Burke High School JROTC Cadets to leadership opportunities. The General ...



New video of Charleston teacher charged with felony DUI during sobriety test and car ride  ABC NEWS 4

In newly released dash cam video by South Carolina Highway Patrol Whitney Brooks, 29, a West Ashley woman arrested and charged with felony DUI that ...



'Tis the season: Back-to-school supply drives on the rise  Charleston Post Courier

It's not just you: Back-to-school shopping really has gotten more expensive. Average household spending on school supplies is expected to rise from $501 in ...



Sapakoff: CCSD high school football facilities stink and we're all to blame  Charleston Post Courier

The football stadium Wando High School calls home isn't within walking distance of campus. Its utter lack of 20th century perks this deep into the 21st starts with ...



SC students to take pledge against gun violence  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than 31,000 students across South Carolina will sign a voluntary pledge to help prevent gun violence. Wednesday is South ...



Charleston Gospel Choir Rings in the Holiday Season with 19th Annual Gospel Christmas  charlestonchronicle.net

The acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir presents the 19th Annual Gospel Christmas Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Burke High School Auditorium, ...



What does the future hold for Burke's Stoney Field?  Charleston City Paper

According to Charleston County School District, in June of this year, Davis and Floyd, Inc. completed a Feasibility Study for CCSD investigating site ...



Black Panther actor to visit schools, receive recognition in Lowcountry Friday  Live 5 News

An actor from the hit movie The Black Panther will be in the Charleston area Friday.



Hicks column: When it's not OK to troll your political opponents  Charleston Post Courier

OK, this may be the stupidest controversy ever. During its emergency response to Hurricane Florence last week, the Coast Guard in Charleston removed a man ...



Voter turnout in Tuesday's SC primaries slightly better than 4 years ago  Charleston Post Courier

Turnout in Tuesday's primaries hit at least 17 percent of registered voters, which was better than 4 years ago.



'I will be back,' says Raven Saunders, a 4-time NCAA shot put champ  Charleston Post Courier

Burke High School graduate Raven Saunders, a four-time NCAA shot put champion who ended her college career this week, says she plans to return to ...



ACLU's Jeff Robinson to Speak in Charleston September 20  charlestonchronicle.net

Nationally recognized leader on criminal and racial justice, ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality Jeffery ...



Brady Quirk-Garvan re-elected as chairman of Charleston County Democratic Party  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Democrats will stick with Brady Quirk-Garvan as their local party leader, making him the first three-term chairman for the group since the 1970s.



Roberta Williams & WBL Recognized By Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Former Burke High School and South Carolina State University basketball great Roberta Williams June 9 was among about 100 players ...



Top AP honors given to Charleston County Schools and S.C. Catholic schools  Charleston Post Courier

Three South Carolina school districts made the College Board's AP Honor Roll this year because of their high school students' success in Advanced Placement ...



Nearly 106, a Charleston educator continues to inspire her students and her community  Charleston Post Courier

Sitting in a wheelchair in the corner of her living room, 105-year-old Marjorie Hutchinson Howard couldn't see the more than 50 cars parked — or slowing down ...



Need school supplies? Head to one of these Charleston back-to-school events this weekend  Charleston Post Courier

Get ready to trade those swimsuits and flip-flops for backpacks and notebooks.



At 106 Marjorie Howard Remains A Lively Source Of Inspiration  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Sorority sisters, church family, relatives, former students and co-workers gathered Sunday to celebrate Mrs. Marjorie Hutchinson Howard's ...



Coming full circle: 25 years after playing at Burke together, Jermel President and Melvin Watson compete in Modie Risher Classic as coaches  Charleston Post Courier

The dozens of banners hang from the gymnasium ceiling all these years later — each of them documenting a sliver of Burke High School's rich athletic history ...



Teacher, 28, Told Teen Student That If He Didn't Have Sex with Her She'd Lower His Grade: Lawsuit  PEOPLE.com

A 28-year-old former math teacher and tennis coach in Charleston, South Carolina, allegedly forced a student to have sex with her multiple times, threatening to ...



The Burke High School Foundation presents The Motown Revue – Bulldog Style  charlestonchronicle.net

Join the Burke High School Foundation at its Annual After Christmas Gathering on December 26. This year, they will celebrate with a talent show of alumni, ...



King Street lunch counter sit-in plaque replaced after two years  Charleston City Paper

"Black students from Burke High School were denied *service* but refused to leave"



Charleston's MLK celebration to mark its 46th year in 2018  Charleston Post Courier

Older than the Spoleto Festival USA, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the YWCA Greater Charleston's annual Rev.



A year after Olympic glory, Burke's Raven Saunders is back on top  Charleston Post Courier

Raven Saunders was mired in fifth place, had fouled on two of her previous three throws and seemed headed for a second straight disappointing performance.



Bread + Butter brings top chefs into local high school culinary programs  Charleston City Paper

Tomorrow, Thurs. Nov. 15, the official launch of local nonprofit Bread + Butter will kick off with a series of fundraising events running through the end of the year.



Everyday Hero: Juanita Middleton  WCBD News 2

A lifetime of lessons. For nearly fifty years, Mrs. Juanita Middleton has touched the lives of thousands of children across the Lowcountry, and to this day, the ...



SPAWAR camps encourage students to pursue STEM careers  Charleston Regional Business

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic hosted several camps this summer to encourage students across the Lowcountry to take a greater interest in ...



Want to teach? Charleston County Schools just opened another alternative route  Charleston Post Courier

After years of leaning on South Carolina's alternative-certification programs to recruit nontraditional teachers into the profession, the Charleston County School ...



5 of the best ways to spend your Charleston weekend  Charleston Post Courier

The annual MOJA Festival is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture and art, with 11 days of dance, concerts, literary and visual arts, theater, ...



Charleston's Raven Saunders signs with Nike, finishes third at USA track and field championships  Charleston Post Courier

It was a big weekend for Charleston's Raven Saunders, who announced that she has signed with Nike and finished third in the shot put at the USA Track and ...



Charleston Gospel presents annual Christmas concert Sat. Dec. 9  Charleston City Paper

Join the Charleston Gospel Choir at the 17th annual gospel Christmas concert at Burke High School on Sat. Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, conducted by ...



September 15 Workshop By Law Students To Help People Clear Criminal Records  charlestonchronicle.net

Charleston School of Law students are hosting a September 15 workshop to help people learn how to clear criminal records and learn life skills to become ...



Oceanside coach Jermel President leaves school | Sports  Charleston Post Courier

The Post and Courier has learned that Oceanside Collegiate Academy and boys basketball coach Jermel President have mutually agreed to part ways at ...



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