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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.

‘The Crucible’ comes to BHS stage May 17-19

The award-winning play, “The Crucible,” will be performed at Burnsville High School at 7 p.m. on May 17, 18 and 19 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 19, in the Mraz Center, 600 E. Highway 13.

The play focuses on a farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and the plot thickens. Written by Arthur Miller, “The Crucible” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953.

May is Mental Health Awareness month

Burnsville High School's #BurnsvilleStrong club will be promoting Mental Health Awareness during the week of May 7. 

Each day, there will be an announcement to inform and educate about mental health and how to support ourselves and each other.

Good mental health isn’t the absence of mental health issues - we all have them. However, it is the ability to cope and continually learn how to deal with stressors in our lives in ways that are positive and healthy.

Parents and students can check out the Mental Health Minutes that will be posted to Schoology each day. 

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