The Precedent

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Jennifer Burks, women behind athletics

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

May 10, 2020

Athletics at the school are a big deal, but they do not just happen, they are made possible by our athletic director and assistant principal Jennifer Burks. Burks has been at perry as the athletic director for eight years and still many do not know what her job entails. Taking on the athletic department...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 18, 2017

The Precedent: How can students benefit from being on a school team, rather than a club team? Athletics Director Jennifer Burks: The benefits to being on a school team is it is tied with the education of the whole student. That’s why it is called education athletics. Part of that is that they are l...

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Senior Jacob Tanaka (7) greets junior Matty Brown (2) after Brown;s home run on April 29.

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2017

The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

On Track to Success

Marisa Costagliola and Gabbi Albin

September 20, 2012

Jennifer Burks, the newest addition to the staff, is excited to be starting the school year as the school’s new Athletic Director (A.D.). Burks previously taught at Higley High School as the P.E. department chair and head coach of track, cross country, and golf teams. Then in 2009, she became the...

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