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How much do I know Burke?

Burke is a funny clown. He is always making time fun for himself and his students. He’s a tall man with dark brown hair and glasses. When you see him you might say he’s a quiet freak or geek. But really he’s not; he’s like a happy little boy with a lollipop. Burke is a person that is and will be there for whenever you need help in something. He will always or at least try to be there to give you a hand. Burke is a person with many passions like everyone else.

Burke Scarbrough is a high school teacher at Urban Assembly For Media Studies on 122nd Amsterdam avenue New York, N.Y. He was once a little boy. He was born on December 17, in Virginia. Burke was like traveling person. His family and he moved around a lot .One of the places he grew up in was Falls Church V.A. where he spent 7 years of his life. Then he moved to Ridgefield Connecticut where he spent most of his life. During the summer he would go to a summer house his great grand father had built in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That house has been there for more than 80 years. Burkes sister investigated where they came from and discovered that they were British American. So that makes him ”the whitest man alive.”Burke has a very good and close relationship between his family .they are very close and are always there to help each other out. He’s a person that values his family more than money even though he feels like he needs to spend more time with his family and friends. His most important time of the year is the day of his sister Casey’s birthday on Aug.5. This day is very important to him because this is the day where he sees all his family members together.

A childhood memory that he holds on tightly is he when was 7 years old. He moved over at Connecticut. His new house seemed to be as big as a mansion to him. When he walked into the kitchen he saw a small box with keys inside lying on the counter. He was very excited, he thought that there was something beyond waiting for him to explore. From missions and quests he started to grow up and noticed that it was going to be impossible for him to find a place where any of the things would fit.

Burke is not a very active person. One thing he doesn’t like doing is exercising, but as long as he‘s exercising with his beloved girlfriend Katie it’s all cool. He really loves spending time with her. He enjoys every moment he’s with her. They have been together for quite a while. “We really understand each other. She’s the person who I would love to spend the rest of my life with”.

When he was young he used to go to piano lessons. He didn’t like it at all he couldn’t even read music,” so I did a student should never do: I gave up”. But after seeing “my friends with amazing pieces of music they were able to read and play”. Meanwhile he listens to music on the radio and tries to play it on his piano. As we get from passions to passions I think Burkes best passion of them all is to be with the people he loves.

So from moving around, quests , summer house’s and piano lessons he grew up to be a very good friend boyfriend as well as a great family member. His plans for the future are “become a better teacher and discover a better way to teach his students”. Burke is a person whom I and many people look up to thank-you Burke for being who you are.

The story was posted on 2006-02-13