Chazzlyn Burke. Some may know her by her stage name, Chazzy B. She is an icon. She is our secretary. She will forever be our JV USO Girls soccer team captain. She is everything we all want to be. Did y’all see her at homecoming? If not, y’all were missing out. Chazzlyn is one of the best people I’ve ever met, she is so full of life and positivity. Just by seeing her in the halls my day is made. I feel so bad for those who have never gotten the opportunity to get to know her because she is one of the singular rays of sunshine that shines through this windowless school. It has been my honor to have interviewed her for the first Senior of the Week article for the class of 2020.
ZM: What are you looking to do after high school?
CB: Something. I’m not really sure yet. Possibly go to college. Professional dancing seems fun.
ZM: Most influential thing that happened to you in high school?
CB: It doesn’t make that much sense but joining clubs and outside activities. I was able to meet so many new people in school and outside of school from soccer and YAG for example. I love saying hi to people in the halls and doing these activities allows me to say hi to more and more people.
ZM: What will you miss about high school?
CB: I will miss my underclassmen friends the most but there are some teachers too like; Mr. Naveh, Mr. Vitti, Mr. Edmunds and of course the Janitors. Can’t forget about them ;).
ZM: What has been your favorite high school memory?
CB: The musical cast party of my freshmen year, iykyk otherwise my junior YAG model trip. Some crazy stuff happened in that group chat iykyk and of course, WHOVA.
ZM: If you could go back and change anything about your high school career, what would you change?
CB: I would not have taken CAS classes my 9-10th grade years because in 11-12th grade you have classes with people you’ve never interacted with before. I just want everyone to be friends and I hate that the first two years of high school are separated by CAS and PSP.
ZM: Finally, what advice would you give to future students?
CB: Just have good friends. All you need is a good group of people to surround yourself with so that you have another source of motivation besides your family.
Chazzlyn was laughing for half of this interview and smiling for the whole thing. That basically sums up Chazzlyn’s personality all together. Chazzlyn has so far been accepted to IUP but has not made any final decisions about college. Professional dancing is still in the running, maybe one day we will see her on Dancing with the Stars. I don’t know what the school is going to do next year when Chazzlyn won’t be seen waving to people in the halls and smiling her big smile. The school might crumble without her. Chazz, you will never be forgotten and surely missed when you leave Obama. But right now, enjoy your last year of high school with your best friends and favorite teachers and favorite underclassmen;).