I would like to write in response to the Indian mascot, I think if us
supporters were to join together we can make a difference. How about some
Being a Burroughs graduate, I am very proud of the Burroughs Indians
name as well as mascot. I wore my uniforms and jackets proud to have the
Indian emblem. For those of us that have lived in Burbank all our lives,
attended Burbank schools and graduated from one of these high schools, we
have fond memories of our schools. We are proud.
I even think some of us that have been here in Burbank all our lives
are even prouder of our schools than other cities are of their schools.
We support them, send our children to them and even our grandchildren to
them -- some of our parents even went to them. Can you imagine talking to
an old friend, or even telling someone that asks you where you went to
school, that you went to John Burroughs but it's not John Burroughs any
longer? I feel like that would be taking away a part of my past.
As for me, I am proud to have been raised in Burbank and still here
today, to have attended the Burbank schools. We are very fortunate to
have schools like this. I am proud to be a John Burroughs Indian graduate
and was and still am proud of our very mature, strong-looking Indian
If you don't like the mascot, don't attend school at John Burroughs.
You do have another choice right across town!
DARLENE CARR (LAMB)
John Burroughs Class of 1982