Sunday, November 10, 2013

Actress Blake Lively BHS 2005 Cheerleader

 
Former Gossip GirlBlake Lively was a cheerleader at Burbank High School in California.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

arts4arts, Dec 1, 2012

December 1, 2012

Burbank HS Instrumental Music presents:

arts4arts - An evening of comedy to benefit the arts programs of Burbank High School

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7pm in the Burbank High School Auditorium - Admission $10

Come join us on Dec. 1st when the arts community of Burbank comes together with the arts programs at Burbank High to create a night of talent, fun and lots of laughter. The evening promises to be memorable as seriously famous people perform on our local stage! We'll have everything from singing to dancing to circus performers with a big, huge, monstrous finish - a special improv comedy show starring celebrities from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Simpson's, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Desperate Housewives, CSI, NCIS, Transformers and many other shows. You won't want to miss this! Save this event »

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Group BHS Hall of Fame 2012

Next fall, a new group of 12 former Bulldogs standouts will take their place when a third induction event will be held. The event is scheduled for Sept. 8 in the school's auditorium. There will be a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6. "We like to make it a real special event," said Cook, who adds to the Hall of Fame every two years.

This year's list of honorees include:


CLYDE RICHARDS
A 1956 Burbank graduate, Richards cultivated a boys' tennis dynasty for the Bulldogs. Along with winning a CIF Southern Section III championship in 1993 — the last title won by the school in any sport — his teams advanced to the division quarterfinals 12 of 13 years. In addition, Burbank captured 13 straight Foothill League crowns under Richards.


JACK LOUTENSOCK
Loutensock was a teacher in the Burbank Unified School District for 32 years. He was the Indians boys' basketball coach from 1958-75 and has the most wins in program history. In 1967, a squad coached by Loutensock and paced by a nucleus of six fine players — Dave LeSueur, Benton White, Bob Saia, Ron Davidson, John Hoofman and Mike Acosta — advanced to CIF Division 3-A semifinals. That year, the Bulldogs won the Foothill League championship and amassed 24 wins.


DAVE LESUEUR
The 1967 graduate was an important member of the 1967 team that advanced to the CIF semifinals. He is the only basketball player from the school to earn high school All-America honors. He also won all-league and All-CIF Southern Section accolades.


RICK ROMERO
A standout in track and field and cross-country, Romero — who graduated in 1964 — was part of a distance dynasty at the school in the 1960s and into the 1970s. He captured a CIF Southern Section championship in the boys' 1,600 in 1964 and was the CIF runner-up in cross-country as a senior. In addition, he was the Foothill League champion in 1963.

JOHN GABALL
The 1965 graduate averaged 20 points a game during his senior season in boys' basketball. He was a two-time Foothill League Player of the Year and was named most valuable play in five separate tournaments.


BRUCE DODGE
A 1969 graduate, Dodge is the only athlete in Burbank history to be named a high school All-American in two sports (boys' swimming and water polo). His Bulldogs teams won two Foothill League championships in water polo and three in swimming. He went later earned collegiate All-American accolades at Cal State Northridge.


JEFF ROSS
An accomplished swimmer who could swim every event, Ross was a three-time high school All-American who captured the CIF Southern Section 100-yard freestyle event in 1972. As a senior, the 1973 graduate was undefeated in every dual-meet race he took part in and still holds the school record in the 100 freestyle.


KENNY WALKER
The 1975 graduate was a standout in three sports: football, basketball and track and field. In football, he was a two-time All-CIF Southern Section award winner and was named a Prep Magazine All-American as a senior. He earned a football scholarship to UCLA.


LOUISE GRONICH
Graduating in 1976, Gronich was one of Burbank's first female athletes to earn All-CIF Southern Section accolades, garnering the award twice in volleyball. She was a three-time all-league award winner in volleyball, also receiving an all-league nod in basketball. She also ran track.


LIN WHATCOTT
Another of the successful distance runners to come out of Burbank. The 1979 graduate captured a CIF Southern Section 3-A championship in the 1,600 in 1979. In addition, he placed fourth in the State Meet in the 3,200 and is a member of the Bulldogs record-holding distance medley relay team.


MARJI GILLES
Graduating in 1988, Gilles is the only athlete in school history to win a CIF Southern Section triple jump championship, taking the 3-A title in 1987. She held the national triple jump mark as a senior and was a three-time champion in the Foothill League.


TODD LEWIS
Along with Nelson, Lewis was one of the most decorated distance runners in school history. The 1989 graduate captured a title in the boys' Division 3-A 1,600 in 1989 and also added a title in cross-country. In addition, he was a state runner-up in the 800 and captured a Foothill League cross-country title.


Also receiving Distinguished Achievement Awards at the Hall of Fame event are longtime football team doctor Bruce Varon and longtime trainer Scott Moro.