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From fan to scholarship winner to participant, teacher’s ties to Class Acts are deep

In one way or another, Meghan Jermeland has been part of Class Acts since it began 30 years ago in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

She grew up with it and has continued her commitment to the annual teacher comedy variety show, which has raised a total of $345,000 for scholarships for graduates at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School.  

‘Music Man’ draws top marks from Hennepin Theatre Trust program

Many audience members called Burnsville High School Theatre Guild’s fall production of “The Music Man” outstanding, but it was also the official rating of the show according to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program.

Spotlight Education is a program by Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis that honors and supports high school theater students in 94 high schools throughout Minnesota, including Burnsville High School. This is BHS’s first year being part of the program.

BHS theater Director Amy Stead praised both the program and the theater students.

Burnsville High School junior aces the ACT in first attempt

Burnsville High School junior Will Trussell has earned quite the distinction for himself. He received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, an accomplishment that less than 0.1 percent of students nationwide obtain.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam consisting of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36. The composite score is the average of the four test scores.

What’s even more astonishing is that Will took the test just one time and didn’t really prepare for it.

Burnsville High School DECA students shine bright at districts

Thirty Burnsville High School students are moving on to the state DECA competition after participating at a district-level event in St. Paul on Jan. 5.

DECA is a leadership program that provides real-world experiences to prepare students for careers in finance, entrepreneurship, hospitality, marketing and management. Students in DECA-related classes, such as Introduction to Business and Marketing, Professional Sales and Marketing, and DECA Seminar, also have the opportunity to participate in competitive events that focus on demonstrating the skills they’ve learned.

College presentation slated for Jan. 18

The Burnsville High School Counseling Department will have three brief presentations on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Commons. Each presentation will cover a specific topic, including NCAA Division I or II athletics, financial planning and junior-to-senior year timeline.

All school counselors and other support staff who work closely with the counseling department will be on hand to help answer any questions parents or students have about these issues. 

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact the School Counseling Department at 952-707-2108. 

Internships will launch BHS students into corporate workplace

Seven students attend school each morning at Burnsville High School and then head out to work in the corporate world.  

They were selected to participate in an internship program of Genesys Works, a not-for-profit organization that enables selected high school students to “break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experiences that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world,” according to the website at www.genesysworks.org.  

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