the float will read "Unleash the Power".
"After looking through old yearbooks [from other schools], we thought
it would be nice to have a float," said Pat O'Neill, a senior at Burbank
Pat said the float almost wasn't built because the students felt it
was too big a project. With the help of school staff and volunteers, the
group of about 30 students started working on the project a month ago, he
Students worked overtime last weekend to have the float built in time
for Thursday's game.
The pregame parade route will extend from Burbank High to John
Burroughs High School, where the rivals will play each other at 7 p.m.
The float will follow a procession of convertible vehicles carrying the
Homecoming court. The coronation of each school's king and queen will
take place before the game.
Wendy Miller, a Burbank teacher and Associated Student Body advisor,
said she was proud of her students' dedication to the project.
"This is really their project. They have spent so many hours putting
it together," Miller said.
"We're hoping this tradition will continue," she added.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Homecoming Parade
WHEN: About 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Parade will start at Burbank High School, moving south on
Glenoaks Boulevard. The procession will then move east on Magnolia
Boulevard and south on Parish Street until reaching the front entrance of
John Burroughs High School.
INFO: For more information, call Burbank High School at 558-4700.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Homecoming Game, Burbank and John Burroughs high schools.
WHEN: Thursday. Junior varsity game begins at 4:30 p.m., the big game
begins at 7 p.m. Homecoming coronation and festivities will be held at
WHERE: John Burroughs High School, 1920 Clark Ave.
INFO: Tickets are $5. For more information, call the school at