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 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.
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.
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.
Burnsville High School will be hosting an Evening of One Acts at 6:30 p.m. on Jan 19-20 in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5, and there will be both high school and junior high performances each night.
Senior Justin Jasperse wanted to go to college after graduating from Burnsville High School but he wasn’t sure how that was going to happen.
Looking for a New Year's resolution? The Burnsville High School student blood drive team is hosting another opportunity for community members to donate blood. This one is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. The blood drive will run from 1 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
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.