Get to know Tiger Burkes: November Student of the Month


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Tiger Burkes is the November Student of the Month.

Students and staff at BPHS elected Tiger Burkes as student of the month in November of 2018.

The Principal’s Advisory Council for Students (PACS) would like to recognize outstanding student achievement by adding to the positive school culture of desired character, academic success and active participation in the school and local community.

Burkes played middle linebacker for the Black Hawks this football season and is the treasurer of the PACS committee.

A: Tiger, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and answer some questions that students around BP want to know.

T: Of course Alex, let’s get to it.

A: What does winning this award mean to you?

T: Have you ever tried to give a homeless kid a dollar? In the western world of politics, the world must know one thing, that kid received that dollar. But it wasn’t my dollar, but the government’s dollar.

A: Some consider you somewhat of an outgoing person; who do you contribute this too?

T: All of my neighbors outside of the box.  The box meaning life itself; you can either be a square or a circle, you pick.

A: For winning student of the month, you received a $50 gift card to Amazon. What did you spend it on, if you have spent it yet?

T: I tried to purchase a set of tasers, but sadly they are illegal to ship to Bethel Park.

A: What are your plans after high school?

T: My future goals are to pursue a career to be a police helicopter pilot.

A: Last question, a completely off topic one, if you could have one superpower for the rest of your life, what would it be?

T: Teleportation, for sure.

Now you might be wondering, how do I win student of the month? Here are the criteria:

Any 9-12 grade student of BPHS currently enrolled is eligible to be nominated by a BPHS teacher, staff administrator or student. At least one student will be selected each month.

In the classroom, students must show exceptional academic performance, creativity, innovation, or improvement/growth.

What truly matters is the student’s character. A student must show exceptional behavior, leadership, community involvement/service, or consideration of others.