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Student Success

District 191 students accomplish amazing things on a daily basis. Whether it's being chosen to present at an international science fair, winning state chess titles or producing amazing videos to promote energy conservation, our students' work is worth celebrating. Check out some of the most recent student success stories below. 

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Recent Student Success Posts

Harriet Bishop, Metcalf earn team trophies in 34th annual District 191 chess tourney

Dec18th 118 entries made the 2018 chess tournament the largest in history.

Harriet Bishop Elementary and Metcalf Middle School took home team trophies in the 34th annual all-district chess championship at Metcalf Middle School on Dec. 15. It was the second biggest...

Three Burnsville Blaze athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Nov13th Maya Hansen, Kira Sosinske and Lyndsey Howard sign their National Letter of Intent

The Athletics Department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that three student-athletes will sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to play their respective...

Culinary program hosts annual Star Tribune cookie contest

Nov12th Matt Deustch, Rick Nelson and Abdi Abdullahi

Burnsville High School hosted recipe testing for the 16th annual cookie contest of the Star Tribune newspaper last month, and students in culinary classes at the school were actively...

BAHS students begin year-long leadership academy

Nov1st Burnsville Alternative High School students create care packets and thank-you notes for members of the military as part of the new leadership academy.

Thirty students from Burnsville Alternative High School (BAHS) are participating in a year-long leadership academy in which they will develop three service projects designed to have...

Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl team goes undefeated at tournament

Oct23rd quiz bowl team

Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the 15th annual Siouxper Bowl Quiz Bowl Tournament at the University of Sioux Falls on Oct. 20. The A team crushed their opponents, going...

District 191 students earned nearly $1.3 million in college credits in 2017-18

Oct11th

Students at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School earned 2,599 credits worth $1.28 million in tuition through the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools (...

Leadership in One91 Schools: #BurnsvilleStrong

Sep26th Members of BurnsvilleStrong

Q & A with student leaders Shalaya Ramdin and Josh Holtzleiter Note: This is the first in a series of Q&As with student leadership groups at secondary schools in Burnsville-Eagan...

‘Hamilton’ serves as guide for student research, performances

Sep18th A member of the Hennepin Theater Trust coaches students.

Students in the College in the School (CIS) government classes at Burnsville High School received some exciting news during the first week of school. Their school was selected for a...

Remarkable graduates join BHS Hall of Fame

Sep17th

Six Burnsville High School graduates were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 14, during a ceremony in the school’s Mraz Center. Inductees were also be recognized...

Burnsville High School senior is a National Merit Semifinalist

Sep14th Will Trussell

Burnsville High School senior Will Trussell has achieved another national academic distinction. He’s among fewer than one percent of U.S. 12th-grade students whose scores on the National...

Nicollet students share AVID experiences at national conference

Aug27th Kaelyn Ambuehl at a table with two educators talking about AVID

Two students from Nicollet Middle School were selected to be part of a four-day national conference attended by educators from around the country to learn more about Advancement Via...

District 191 students selected for national innovators event

Aug20th

Two youth in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 were selected from a nationwide search for young innovators to participate in an immersive lab experience at T-Mobile’s headquarters...

District 191 Board of Education welcomes new student representative

Jun22nd Sundus Farah

Sundus Farah, who will be a senior at Burnsville High School, will be the new student representative to the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education for the 2018-19...

District 191 graduates receive diplomas in ceremony on June 8

Jun11th

The 577 students in the 62nd annual Burnsville High School Class of 2018 received diplomas in a commencement ceremony on June 8. Student speakers at commencement were Fiona Chow,...

Gideon Pond celebrates 5th graders; class showed amazing growth

Jun8th

At a celebration on the last day of school, Gideon Pond Elementary Principal Chris Bellmont called this year’s class of 5th grade students a shining example of how honoring diversity...

BHS musicals earn recognitions from Hennepin Theatre Trust

Jun7th BHS presents "Mary Poppins"

The Burnsville High School Theatre Guild began participating this year in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education, a program that evaluates casts, crews and technicians as well as...

Future teachers honored in first-ever BHS signing ceremony

May23rd students sign their letters of intent to become teachers in the future

The first-ever teacher signing ceremony took place in the Burnsville High School Career Center on May 23 with 14 seniors who plan to become teachers.   BHS language arts...

Metcalf student's work selected for 3M innovators conference

May23rd  Ellie Scheldberg with teacher Cory Johnson

Metcalf 8th grader Ellie Scheldberg was invited to present at the 2018 3M Young Innovators Conference, held on May 4 at 3M's main headquarters in Maplewood, Minn. The...

Colleges honor seven outstanding juniors at BHS

May17th Seven high-achieving juniors will receive Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges during a ceremony at Burnsville High School on May 24.

Seven high-achieving juniors will receive Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges during a ceremony at Burnsville High School on May 24. Colleges present the awards each year across...

District 191 graduates will receive diplomas in three ceremonies

May16th graduates toss their hats at commencement 2017

Commencement ceremonies will take place in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 with graduates receiving diplomas at three locations in June. Commencement for students in the BEST...

Nicollet, Eagle Ridge teams compete at Quiz Bowl nationals

May16th The Nicollet and Eagle Ridge Quiz Bowl teams at nationals in Chicago

Students from Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 competed at the national Quiz Bowl championships May 11-13 in Chicago. The teams...

Harriet Bishop chess team takes 4th in state

Apr23rd

The Harriet Bishop Elementary primary chess team finished fourth out of 45 teams in the annual Minnesota School Chess Association state tournament held at Metcalf Middle School on April 22...

Metcalf, Byrne chess players return with national distinctions

Apr20th metcalf chess team at nationals

The Metcalf Middle School Chess Team participated in the National Middle School Chess Championships in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8. Seventeen members attended along with two players from William...

Burnsville High School senior receives Servant Leader Award

Apr16th

Maine (Abdirahman) Warmahayye, a senior at Burnsville High School, received the Servant Leader Award at the Model United Nations conference in Minneapolis April 5-7. This award celebrates...

Two Burnsville High School students clinch back-to-back leadership roles at Model United Nations

Apr13th

Government and politics are passions of Burnsville High School senior Olivia Brammer, so her participation in Youth in Government (YIG) for the past four years should come to no surprise...

Vista View Poetry Illustration Contest Winners

Apr9th poetry contest winners

Congratulations to the our students who were chosen as winners for the I Love to Read Poetry illustration contest. One artist was chosen in each grade level who participated. Each winner...

Eagle Ridge spelling champ takes 4th at regionals

Mar12th Eagle Ridge top spellers Shrey Pothini, Jack Morgan and Jessie Vogler

Eagle Ridge Middle School 8th grader Jessie Vogler, who won the school’s spelling bee last fall, finished in a tie for fourth place out of 42 spellers at the South Central Regional Spelling...

Thirty DECA students compete at State, one moves on to Nationals

Mar9th Thirty Burnsville High School DECA students competed at the 2018 Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC), held March 4-6 in Minneapolis.

Thirty Burnsville High School DECA students competed at the 2018 Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC), held March 4-6 in Minneapolis. One student qualified for...

BHS senior earns another technology award

Feb27th Fiona Chow

Fiona Chow, a senior at Burnsville High School, is among recipients of a Minnesota Aspirations in Computer Award presented to young women for their technology-related interests and...

Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting teams head to state under direction of new coach

Feb19th The Burnsville High School boys’ powerlifting team was crowned state champions, while the girls team earned runner-up at the USAPL Minnesota State High School Championships on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Rockford, Minn.

In its first season, the Burnsville High School boys’ powerlifting team was crowned state champions, while the girls team earned runner-up at the USAPL Minnesota State High School...

BHS student’s app earns top spot in 2nd U.S. Congressional District contest

Feb15th

Congressman Jason Lewis presented Ross with his official “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” at Burnsville High School on Feb. 12...

Partnership with music studio opens doors for students

Feb14th Markell Sutton lays down a track during a recording session at THE GARAGE

Homecoming pep fests are memorable experiences for most high school students, but the pep fest at Burnsville High School last fall may prove life changing for senior Markell Sutton. His...

District 191 students receive major recognition for volunteering

Feb7th

Two students from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are among top youth volunteers honored by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people...

Blazettes receive opportunity to perform at Super Bowl

Feb6th blazettes dance as part of the Super Bowl halftime show

Attending the Super Bowl is a once in a lifetime memory in itself. But, how about being part of the Super Bowl halftime show with Justin Timberlake, with tens of millions of people watching...

Burnsville High School culinary students invited to Super Bowl event

Feb1st Austin Allen and Abdikadir Abdullahi, culinary students at Burnsville High School

Two Burnsville High School seniors, Austin Allen and Abdikadir Abdullahi, have been invited to participate in the “Taste of the NFL” event, which is being held Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Saint...

Sock drive brings in more than 1,700 pairs

Jan24th Eagle Ridge students donated 1,793 pairs of socks

Congratulations and thank you to all the students, staff members and families who contributed to the first Eagle Ridge Middle School Sock Drive. In total, we collected 1,793 pairs of socks...

BHS junior elected as Youth in Government presiding officer

Jan22nd Burnsville High School junior Alyse Dees

Burnsville High School junior Alyse Dees has always had an interest in government and how it works, so joining Youth in Government (YIG) was an easy decision for her. That interest turned...

Eighth-grader earns kudos for peace poster

Jan22nd Hailey Erickson and her peace poster

A poster about peace created by Hailey Erickson, an eighth-grader at Metcalf Middle School, is getting attention. First, Hailey’s poster won the District 5 Lions Club Peace Poster...