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2019 Senior Profile: Jon Butler

To celebrate members of the Class of 2019 and help the One91 Community get to know some of the students at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School, we're publishing several "Senior Profiles" as we gear up for commencement ceremonies the week of June 3. Congratulations to all of our seniors! 

Who was a favorite teacher or staff member & why?

‘No Doors Closed’ scholarships presented for third year

Four more District 191 students have the door to a college education opened to them, thanks to the “No Doors Closed” scholarships provided by generous donations from Kevin and Greta Warren.

The recipients will receive $5,000 each year for four years to cover tuition and other costs to earn an undergraduate degree at a college or university. This is the third year that the Warrens have provided the scholarships.

This year’s scholarship winners are Burnsville High School seniors Justin Gitonga, Louis Ikponmwosa, Brikty Tilahun and Liliana Valverde Ortiz.

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild offers a week-long summer camp for grades 6-9

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild’s summer camp, “Dear Edwina, Jr.,” runs June 17-21, which will culminate with three performances in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.

The camp will be held 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily at Burnsville High School and is open to students entering grades 6-9 for the 2019-2020 school year.

The cost for the camp is $100, and checks can be made payable to Burnsville High School Theatre Guild.

Final performances are slated for June 21 at 7 p.m. and June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Burnsville High School students are finalists in 31st annual high school essay contest

Seven Burnsville High School students were finalists in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ 31st annual essay contest. All were invited to a culminating workshop, luncheon and awards program at the Federal Reserve on May 7.

The student finalists were Najma Abdi, Erin Bachmeier, Marissa Baker, Sam Bardwell, Peyton Brewster, Grace McGovern and Emma Redden. All are seniors and enrolled in CIS/AP Microeconomics.

District 191 graduates will receive diplomas in three ceremonies

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 transition program will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville.

Burnsville Alternative High School will present diplomas to students during a commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center, 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville.

Colleges honor seven outstanding juniors at BHS

Seven high-achieving juniors received Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges during a ceremony at Burnsville High School on May 16.

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.

Outstanding graduates, former staff to join BHS Hall of Fame

Five individuals will be inducted into the Burnsville High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The newest Hall of Fame class will be inducted at a free public ceremony on Friday, Sept. 13, in the school’s Mraz Center for Performing Arts. A reception will take place at 5 p.m. followed by a program at 5:30 p.m. and recognition during halftime at the football game that night.

The Hall of Fame Committee has selected the following for induction into the Burnsville High School Hall of Fame:

  • Bruce Anderson, math teacher and coach

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