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Burnsville running back selected to play in Minnesota Football Showcase

Burnsville High School senior Tre Thomas, a running back for the Burnsville football team, has been selected to play in the 45th Annual Minnesota Football Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 9 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

“This is a great honor for Tre to represent the Burnsville football program and community by participating in the Minnesota Football Showcase,” said Vince Varpness, varsity football head coach. “He has worked hard the past few years to put himself into position to become one of the top athletes in Minnesota.”

Students will perform at Burnsville's winter lighting ceremony

Two student musical groups from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will perform at the 19th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony in Burnsville from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Avenue.

The FreeStyle choir from Burnsville High School will perform under the direction of Jaclyn Anderson. Students in the Sioux Trail Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Garrett Gessman, will also sing.

Six student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8

The athletic department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that six student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to play their respective sports at the NCAA Division I or II college of their choosing.

Signing students are:

  • Sawyer Brewster, Softball, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

  • Emma Buchanan, Volleyball, Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA

  • Sydney Dahl, Swimming, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Dakota Electric donation supports college, career pathways in District 191

Dakota Electric Association recently donated $10,000 to support college and career pathways programming in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The donation will help the district continue its work to provide classes and other opportunities that help students find their passions and prepare for success after graduation.  

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the school district for your gracious contributions to education,” said Dr. Kathy Funston, director of strategic partnerships and pathways for District 191.

BHS students gaining real-world experience through school blood drive

Burnsville High School’s DECA club is planning a blood drive at the school on Nov. 3 during the school day for BHS students and staff.

DECA is a club that prepares students wanting to go into the finance, marketing, hospitality and management fields. BHS is one of many high schools and colleges across the globe that offers DECA to its students.

“Working on the blood drive has taught us how to act and work in the business field,” BHS senior and DECA officer Jake Chudecke said. “In the long run, through our work with local businesses, we are becoming real-world ready.”

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