OIDJ veteran and Sooner-to-be Leah Burger has cared for her 6-year-old sister since her birth.
“She is my world,” said Burger, who doesn’t trust the task to anyone else. But she’ll have to leave young Aryana this fall to pursue her dream of journalism at the University of Oklahoma.
That brings a tear to Burger’s eye.
“Everything I do, I do for her,” said the 18-year-old. “I want her to know that she can do them, too.”
Burger’s other passions are writing and rowing. As a senior, Burger was a co-editor of the school newspaper at Santa Fe South in Oklahoma City. She also was the coxswain on her high school’s rowing team.
“It is my job to steer the boat away from everything,” she said. “I guess the one thing I always wanted people to do is listen. For the boat to be safe, the rowers have to listen for me.”