When John Burroughs High School Associated Student Body officers
spent the day with their counterparts at Burbank High School, they
left their competitive spirit at home.
It was the annual ASB Leadership Conference Day, giving student
leaders at both schools the chance to meet and share ideas.
“Just the fact that we get to meet Burroughs ASB and see how they
do things is a big help to us,” said Burbank’s ASB President Selina
The event, dubbed “ASB Double Dare Leadership Day 2003,” began
Wednesday morning with the group of 70 student leaders on the
athletic field, competing in a relay race and trivia contest.
Teams, made up of members from both schools, dared each other to
answer trivia questions, like “When was the 50th anniversary of the
city?” A wrong answer meant the team was given a physical challenge
and had to work together to accomplish it.
Mike Niss, whose team won the contest, said Leadership Day gives
the students a chance to get to know each other.
“I think they should do that with the whole school,” Mike said.
“Imagine that -- 2,000 to 4,000 students getting to know each other.”
In the afternoon, the students brainstormed on various topics,
including muffin and candy sales and car washes for class
fundraisers, as well as celebrity basketball games and movie nights
as school fundraisers. They also exchanged ideas on school-dance
themes and school spirit.
The day is not about Burbank versus Burroughs, Burbank’s ASB
Advisor Wendy Miller said.
“The reason why we do it is to show that the schools can get
together and not be just teams,” Miller said. “It’s just a day to
bond with the other school and raise the schools’ spirit.”