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By Megan O'Neil and Jeff Tully, | March 9, 2012
A popular Burbank High School football player died at his home in Shadow Hills Tuesday night in what officials have ruled a suicide. The student was identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as 17-year-old Matthew Smyser. The official cause of death was released Thursday. Burbank Unified officials were notified of the death Wednesday morning by the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team, Supt. Stan Carrizosa said. District grief counselors were immediately deployed to the school, where they remained all week.
December 13, 2006
'Reflections' winners are named, recognized Award recipients for the 2006-07 Reflections Art Program, themed "My Favorite Place," were recognized on Tuesday at Burbank High School during the PTA meeting. The winners from Burbank High School were Dennis Brian Wilson, first place for literature; Grace Kang, second place for literature; Mary Beth Medina, first place for visual arts; and Bret Kendell, first place for music composition. Students to visit local health center patients Members of Burbank High School's Associated Student Body will visit residents at the Alameda Health Care Center Geriatric Facility, 925 W. Alameda Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
By Megan O'Neil; | June 17, 2011
In 2003, newly named Burbank High School Principal Bruce Osgood hired an assistant principal by the name of Hani Youssef. Eight years later, that same assistant principal is poised to take over for his boss and mentor, who announced his departure in March. Born in Egypt and raised in Los Angeles, the 39-year-old Youssef earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge in 1995, and his master’s degree and administrative credential from Mount St. Mary’s College in 2000. He taught English at the middle school and high school levels, and served as an administrator in the Los Angeles Unified and the Conejo Unified school districts before landing at Burbank Unified in 2003.
By Isabel Adams | July 2, 2012
Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis The 15 th Annual Mayors' Cup Golf Tournament hosted by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis was held on April 27 and it went very well.  Former and current city of Burbank Mayors and all their golf playing friends, as well as our high school players, participate every year in this great fundraising event. Among the Mayors present were current (at the time of the tournament) Mayor Jess Talamantes , as well as former Mayors Todd Campbell , Mary Lou Howard , Dave Golonski , Marsha Ramos , Gary Bric , and Vince Stefano . The first place winners in “A Flight” were:  Michael Cusumano , Bret Mersola , Mike Rigo and Steve Dickson .  First place winners “for B Flight”:  Gary Bric , Ken Spencer , John Bryan and Ron Jancula . The first place High School winners were:  Andy Chung and Bryan Dunayer of Burbank High School, partnered with Kelsy Danzeisen and Sivakorn Losakul of John Burroughs High School.
May 17, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Burbank High School soccer program is hosting a fund-raiser and collectible show June 4. The "Baseball Cards & Comics Collectible Show" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burbank High School gym. The school is at 902 N. Third St. Sports and nonsports cards, beanie babies, toys and other items will be sold to benefit the soccer program. A Pokemon tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Admission to the show is $1. Dealers may rent a 6-foot table for $40. For more information, call New Image Sports Cards and Comics at 891-4944.
September 6, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Members of the award-winning Burbank High School band spent a week fine tuning their musical talents at the annual Bulldog band camp. About 130 band members, coaches and parent volunteers spent the week of Aug. 21 at Idyllwild Park. During the six-day camp, students averaged 10-hour rehearsal days, as well as shared notes around the camp fire. In addition to local and national awards, the Burbank High School band was selected as a finalist for a high school Grammy in January.
May 8, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- In the old days, the female roles in Shakespeare's plays were performed by men. The drama department at Burbank High School turned that idea on its head with its production of "Henry V," where many of the females will be playing men. Even Henry will be played by a girl -- senior Selin Mehrabian. "It's really different from traditional versions where guys played all the parts," Mehrabian said. The cast has been rehearsing for the play since early March.
September 29, 2004
Republican office opens in Burbank MAGNOLIA PARK -- The 43rd Assembly District Republican Headquarters is available for meetings of small local area groups. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 929 "B" W. Olive Ave. All Republican Party election information and supplies are available at this office, and the volunteer staff members are there to answer any questions that community members might have. For more information or to reserve the office, call 238-9550.
October 3, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- Any of Burbank High School's football fans could be the winner of a new color television this season. Burbank residents can help Burbank High School's football teams by purchasing $5 raffle tickets at the school's home football games this season. A winning raffle ticket will be selected at the Burbank High vs. John Burroughs High School football game Nov. 9 at Memorial Field, and the winning ticket holder will receive a 45-inch color television set. Funds raised from raffle ticket sales will go toward the purchase of new helmets and shoulder pads for Burbank High football players.
January 22, 2003
Five Burbank high school students are semifinalists in the Music Center's 2003 Spotlight Awards for visual arts. Eleventh-grader Katherine Park of Burbank High School is competing in the two-dimensional design category. Photography semifinalists are Burroughs High School 12th-graders Marsha Graniel, Pachaporn Pandensaeng, Adam Senate and Curran Wedner. Winners will be announced March 6 during a reception at the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica.
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