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Colleges honor six outstanding juniors at BHS

Six high-achieving juniors received Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges during a ceremony at Burnsville High School (BHS) on May 21. 

Pictured from left are Reed Miller, Cole Knutson, Charlotte Gude, Rachel Floersch, Emily Carlson and Ben Hubbard

Colleges present the awards each year across the country to 11th grade students in recognition of their outstanding academic accomplishments, dedication to learning, leadership, school involvement and community service. Each award recipient receives a book that is connected to the college in some way, often written by a professor or alumnus.

Burnsville High School students who received Junior Book Awards this year are:

  • Rachel Floersch - Yale University

  • Emily Carlson - University of Minnesota

  • Cole Knutson - Dartmouth College

  • Ben Hubbard - Harvard University

  • Charlotte Gude - Wellesley College

  • Reed Miller - Columbia University

"The Junior Book Awards are a prestigious recognition of academic excellence, character, and involvement, " said Principal Dave Helke. "You are each commended for your commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations on this recognition and best wishes for continued success!"

Junior Book Awards are a nationally-known distinction, said school counselor Kayla Gaulke, who advised students to include it on their college applications.

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:48