Articles written by Zane Willard

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  • Aspiring Alex

    Zane Willard|Mar 8, 2024

    Alex Harmon is a senior at Burlington. He has two older brothers and his parents are Dustin and Vicki Harmon. Alex's favorite subject in school is science. He is involved in robotics, FFA, FCA, and the Skordle team. He enjoys hanging out with friends or playing his guitar in his free time. He feels his greatest accomplishment so far in school has been getting third place in the regional robotics competition. His favorite book is the Bible, and his favorite thing about Burlington is the...

  • Former student comes back to teach English

    Zane Willard|Feb 9, 2024

    New English teacher Jana Lindley is originally from Burlington and graduated college from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in English. Ms. Lindley has taught at three different schools in Kansas including Pratt, Medicine Lodge and Wamego. Her favorite thing about teaching is making students smile and feel comfortable and seeing them do things successfully in a classroom. She also loves whenever students get excited about being able to understand a concept. Some of her...

  • Ecstatic Homecoming

    Zane Willard|Dec 15, 2023

    This year's homecoming for Burlington was an exciting one. While the Lady Elks couldn't pull off a win, the Elks game was a great one. Before the game started, senior Mylee Sims was crowned homecoming queen, escorted by senior Sterling Stewart. Junior queen candidates were Hailey McCullough, Brianna McGee and Emily Klippenstein. They were escorted by Freedom seniors Angel LaPlante and Michael Page, and senior Logan Stewart. After coronation and the girls' game against the Canton Tigers, the...

  • New ag teacher enjoys new community

    Zane Willard|Nov 17, 2023

    Addison Jenlink is the new ag teacher at Burlington Public School. She was born in Fairview, and that is where she went to school until she finished high school. She went to college at Oklahoma State University where she received two bachelor's degrees: one in agriculture education and the other in agriculture communications. She started teaching because she felt the career would challenge her and she loves thinking outside of the box to find ways to help all students understand. Her favorite...

  • Former student comes back as counselor

    Zane Willard|Oct 20, 2023

    Christa Fraire is the new counselor at Burlington Schools. Mrs. Fraire was born in Cherokee. She attended elementary school in Burlington. Her father also graduated from Burlington. After elementary school her dad was offered a job in Muskogee where she eventually graduated from Hillsdale High School. Her school counselor inspired her by helping her senior class find a perfect fit for themselves in the college world. Mrs. Fraire came to Burlington from Alva, where she was a pre-K teacher. She...