Burnsville High School students who earned an Academic Letter as well students who were inducted into or are continuing members of the National Honor Society were honored at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts.
“The four pillars of NHS form the foundation for what we are trying to instill in our students at Burnsville,” said science teacher Jenny Hugstad-Vaa in the keynote address. She gave the audience examples – a former student, current student, colleagues and herself – of how these pillars have been reflected. “The common theme throughout these four examples is that teachers really care about their students and others,” she said.
Sophomores and juniors receive a school letter for being on the A (3.6-4.0 GPA) honor roll for both semesters of the school year. The student must have at least a 3.6 grade point average for each semester (not cumulative) of an academic year and carry a minimum of ten credits per year. Seniors earn an academic letter for being on the A honor roll for the first semester.
Each fall there is an Academic Recognition program to recognize inductees into the National Honor Society and to recognize seniors and juniors who earned an academic letter the previous school year.
Students at Burnsville High School are eligible to earn entry into National Honor Society (NHS) if they have earned enough credits to be at junior or senior grade level status and have a 3.600 cumulative grade point average or higher. Juniors and seniors are contacted in the fall semester if they have qualified to enter NHS. Membership is offered only once a year and is based not only on academics but also on service, leadership, and character. Thus, students must be able to demonstrate those qualities to gain entrance into NHS; once they are a part of the organization, they must continue to meet those standards.
View the program or download the file below to see the names of students who received awards.