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District 191 students are winners of city essay contest

Three students from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are winners of an essay contest sponsored by the city of Burnsville. 
 
Third-grade students were invited to respond to the prompt: “I love Burnsville because . . . "
 
Top essay writers were (in alphabetical order):
 
  • Victoria Biggs, Vista View Elementary (Kathy Silvers, teacher)

  • ZamZam Hussein, Gideon Pond Elementary (Alexis Campbell, teacher)

  • Daniel McGrath, Gideon Pond Elementary (Allison Skoglund, teacher)

 

 


Pictured with Victoria Biggs are, back row, from left, City Manager Heather Johnston, Councilmembers Bill Coughlin, Dan Kealey, Mary Sherry and Suzanne Nguyen. 
Front row, from left: Bill Raker of US Federal Credit Union, teacher Kathy Silvers, Victoria, and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. 
Pictured with ZamZam Hussein are, back row, from left, City Manager Heather Johnston, Councilmembers Bill Coughlin, Dan Kealey, Mary Sherry and Suzanne Nguyen. 
Front row, from left: Bill Raker of US Federal Credit Union, teacher Alexis Campbell, ZamZam, and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. 
Pictured with Daniel McGrath are, back row, from left, City Manager Heather Johnston, Councilmembers Bill Coughlin, Dan Kealey, Mary Sherry and Suzanne Nguyen. 
Front row, from left: Bill Raker of US Federal Credit Union, teacher Allison Skoglund, Daniel, and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. 

They wrote about the  Fire Muster celebration, friendly residents, great schools, “awesome” fountains in the “Heart of the City,” and more.
 
The Burnsville City Council, along with Bill Raker from contest sponsor US Federal Credit Union, reviewed entries and selected the winners. The three winning students read their essays out loud at the Burnsville City Council meeting on June 16. View their essays at www.burnsville.org/essay.
 
Essay winners were awarded $50 from US Federal Credit Union, and their teacher received an additional $50 donation to be used in the child’s name to support classroom activities.
 
The essay contest was part of “I Love Burnsville Week,” which took place in early June.