Brooke Burns


What is the charity you chose to represent?  

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Pancreatic Cancer is a deadly disease that took the life of my Aunt Donna five years ago. I hope that one day we live in a world where this cancer is curable, but that cannot be done without research.  

Why do you best represent WTHS? 

I try my best in school as well as treat everyone else with kindness. I also get involved in as many activities as I can. 

If you could pick anyone beside yourself to win, who would it be? 

Emma Haley because she is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and she is very down to earth.  

Favorite food? 

Chicken parm sandwiches, but specifically the ones from Wawa.  

Favorite movie? 

Spiderman Homecoming 

Favorite music artist? 

I have way too many to pick one, but maybe Harry Styles or Billy Joel.  

What has been your most embarrassing moment at WTHS? 

I have spilled stuff all over myself at lunch way too many times.  

What has been one of the most memorable aspects of your high school experience? 

All the dance parties with my lacrosse team before games.  

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I would change how much I overthink things. Life is easier when you live in the moment, realize you cannot control everything that happens, and let what’s meant to be find its way to you.  

If you could change one thing about the world you live in, what would it be? 

I would do something to save the planet from climate change/global warming so that the Earth is a safer place to live in the future.  

What advice would you give to underclassmen about high school? About life? 

Definitely get involved. Being involved in sports and/or clubs is what makes high school fun. You become friends with all different people and make lots of memories. Not to mention that doing community service is very self-fulfilling, but also looks good on college applications.  

What are your plans and goals for after high school? 

I plan to play lacrosse at Rutgers Camden. I am still unsure of what I am going to major in or do as a career, but maybe something in graphic design or psychology.  

What teacher or faculty member has made the biggest impact on your high school career? 

Mrs. Jahn. I have only known her for a little bit since I recently joined the Interact exec board this year, but she has already been one of the nicest teachers to me. She is just very supportive, and you can tell she genuinely cares about everyone in Interact.  

Who in your life has had the biggest influence on you? 

My mom. I get almost all my advice from her and she is always there for me no matter what. She is just a very caring person towards everyone, and it has always inspired me to be the same way. 

What did you learn from the pandemic? 

To appreciate every moment, even if it doesn’t seem that significant. Anything can be taken away from you in an instant, so cherish everything you have now. Also, take advantage of every bit of normalcy you can get, you never realize how much you miss something until it’s gone.   

What is one thing you cannot live without? 

My family because they have been there for me my whole life.  

What is something about you that most people do not know? 

The only thing I can think of is that I was born with a hole in my lungs, but it closed and I am perfectly fine now.  

Describe yourself in three words: 

Caring, funny, determined 

If you could bring one person, thing, and appliance to a deserted island, what would it be? 

I would bring one of the winners from the show “Survivor” because they clearly know what they’re doing, a machete to open coconuts and cut things, and a non-electric blender (I looked it up, it’s a thing), so I can make smoothies.  

What has been the best part about being on the Homecoming Court? 

Getting to work with all these amazing girls and getting to pick a charity that means a lot to me.  

What animal do you most identify with? 

An otter.