Judge John

Mackey Mitchell principal John Burse served as a judge for the annual FOCUS St. Louis “What’s Right with the Region” awards program. John received a WRWR award in 2006 for his work in Old North St. Louis in the category of  “Promoting Stronger Communities.”  Selected honorees (to be announced to the public at a later date) are recognized for the work they have done to promote positive and sustainable community change in the St. Louis region. Categories include “Promoting Stronger Communities; Fostering Regional Cooperation; Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice; and Demonstrating Innovative Solutions.”  The program is sponsored by KMOV-TV, St. Louis  Public Radio/ 90.7 KWMU-FM, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. FOCUS St. Louis strives to create a thriving, cooperative region by engaging citizens to particpate in active leadership roles.