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Community: Alumni group gets high marks for keeping grads connected

Community: Alumni group gets high marks for keeping grads connected

A group of high school grads have earned a 4.0 when it comes to connecting those who attended or taught at the crosstown rival schools.

I’m talking about the steering committee members of the Burbank Burroughs Alumni Assn. who organize quarterly mixers to honor past and present teachers and administrators while raising scholarships funds for graduating seniors.

Retirees Leon Frankamp and Bill Larson and current teachers Greg Everhart and Bonnie Burrow were recognized during the last mixer at the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters.

Joanne Lento Miller, alumni president, welcomed everyone and Connie Barron Trimble read the honorees resumes.

Frankamp began teaching...

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