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BHS musicals earn recognitions from Hennepin Theatre Trust

The Burnsville High School Theatre Guild began participating this year in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education, a program that evaluates casts, crews and technicians as well as providing master classes for high school theatre students.  

The school’s two musicals, “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins,” both earned outstanding rankings in recent recognition from Hennepin Theatre Trust. Along with these high ranks, came specific feedback for many individual performers both on stage and behind the scenes.

BHS teacher selected to attend seminar on Kennedy presidency at Boston University

Kathryn Wendling, a social studies teacher at Burnsville High School, has been selected to attend a week-long professional development seminar at Boston University this summer about the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

The seminar is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and will be led by historian Barbara Perry, who is the director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia.

Community scholarships presented to graduating seniors

Burnsville High School seniors were awarded scholarships totaling more than $110,000 at this year’s Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony May 24.    

The event was sponsored by Foundation 191, the not-for-profit organization created to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Foundation 191 now oversees the Community Scholarships Program which provides scholarships to graduates funded by area businesses, civic organizations, clubs and individuals.   

Two seniors among finalists in economics essay contest

Two seniors from Burnsville High School were among 30 finalists in an essay contest held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis this spring.
 
Matthew Fischer and Kelly Solberg each received $100 and were honored at an awards luncheon in May, where they heard from economics experts and toured the facility.  
 
This year’s essay topic was, “Should the federal government increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour?”
 

BHS students entering military recognized by Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) recognized Burnsville High School seniors May 22 who have made military commitments during a Burnsville City Council meeting and at a reception at the Dan Patch American Legion in Savage.

Nine students from Burnsville, Eagan and Savage have made commitments – two to the U.S. Marine Corps, three to the U.S. Army and four to the Minnesota Army National Guard.

They include:

Future teachers honored in first-ever BHS signing ceremony

The first-ever teacher signing ceremony took place in the Burnsville High School Career Center on May 23 with 14 seniors who plan to become teachers.  

BHS language arts teacher Allison Millea heard about a similar event that took place in Iowa last year and wanted to create an official ceremony at Burnsville High School to honor students who have committed to pursuing a teaching career.

It’s like the ceremonies with high school seniors signing letters of intent with the colleges and universities where they’ll play sports.

Colleges honor seven outstanding juniors at BHS

Seven high-achieving juniors will receive Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges during a ceremony at Burnsville High School on May 24.

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. (See the slideshow of the ceremony here)

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 5, at River Ridge Education Center, 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville.

Burnsville Alternative High School will present diplomas to students during a commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in their school’s gym at 2140 Diffley Road, Eagan.

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