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Two Burnsville Blaze Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

The athletic department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that two student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to play their respective sports at the NCAA Division I or II college of their choosing

  • Grant Ahcan, hockey, St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

  • Max Carlson, baseball, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC

Wallin Education Partners selects District 191 for inaugural ‘Opportunity Scholars’ program

District 191 is one of two public school districts in Minnesota selected by Wallin Education Partners to support with its inaugural Opportunity Scholars Program, which provides two-year post-secondary enrollment and completion support through scholarships and coaching.

Burnsville High School 2019 graduates Yunus Abdirahman, Tasleema Ally, Samuel Johnson, Pamela Molina Mejia and Bryan Casas Mendez were recipients of the scholarship, which is provided to cap any other financial aid they may receive and pay for required instructional materials like books and technology.

Senior Emma Hovde named a DECA state officer, first time BHS captures a spot

Senior Emma Hovde became the first student from Burnsville High School to win a DECA state officer election.

As a state officer, Emma will represent District II at the Central Region Leadership Conference and State Conference, as well as at DECA Nationals which will be held April 29-May 2 in Nashville. 

This year, DECA required candidates to submit a video for their campaign. Her fellow DECA officers encouraged her to run for office, and members Danny Vazquez and Anthony Tran were instrumental in producing and editing Emma’s video. 

BHS Theatre Guild presents 'Once Upon a Mattress,' opens Nov. 7

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise!

Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night?

District 191 students earned over $1.4 million in college credits in 2018-19

Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School students combined to earn 2,735 credits worth $1.42 million in tuition through the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools (CIS) program during the 2018-19 school year. 

The CIS program allows high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes without leaving their school. Students get the benefit of experiencing the pace and rigor of a University of Minnesota class and can earn college credits that may save them thousands of dollars in tuition. 

Burnsville High School crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Burnsville High School students crowned seniors Ryan Mokandu and Dago Abebaw as their 2019 Homecoming King and Queen in a coronation ceremony Sept. 26.

Before the coronation ceremony, student council led the student body in an energetic pep fest featuring the marching band, drumline, Blazettes, cheerleading team and the Puffettes.

For the coronation, attendants walked into a darkened gym with a spotlight illuminating their way to the stage. Last year's Homecoming King Andrew Vixayvong and Queen Joy Bogonko were on hand to crown the new king and queen. 

Student-driven ‘Change to Chill’ room helps students identify and manage stress

Burnsville High School was selected to be a pilot school for a program called Change to Chill (CTC) after applying for and receiving a grant through Allina Health. 

Fully funded by Allina Health for the 2019-20 school year, the CTC program helps teens identify and manage stress, learn how to de-escalate, practice mindfulness and much more.

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