Government and politics are passions of Burnsville High School senior Olivia Brammer, so her participation in Youth in Government (YIG) for the past four years should come to no surprise for anyone who knows her. This year, at YIG’s Model United Nations in April, she served as the director of the conference resource center, a role she was elected to at last year’s conference.
Burnsville High School Women In STEM Club (WISTEM) and Blaze Robotics have teamed up to offer STEM Night at Burnsville High School on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons.
The third annual Doggie Dash 5k will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Sunset Pond, located at 3350 W. Burnsville Parkway in Burnsville.
The Doggie Dash 5K is an annual service project hosted by the Burnsville High School National Honor Society. All proceeds from the event are given to the Pets Loyal 2 Vets, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that connects Minnesota veterans with therapy service dogs free of charge.
Burnsville High School will host its second annual South Metro Student Job Fair on Tuesday, April 17 in the school’s activity center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
There will be approximately 50 employers participating in the fair, with part-time, full-time, seasonal and long-term student jobs available. Students will have the opportunity to apply for employment while attending the fair, and human resource professionals will be able to assist students with the application process. Some employers will be conducting interviews during the job fair.
The Burnsville High School winter drumline captured first place at a drumline competition at Elk River High School on March 10. With a score of 81.15 out of 100 – the highest score the team has received this season – Burnsville topped the other three teams.
This is the drumline’s fourth competition and its third time placing first this season. Their show is called “Just Breathe.”
Thirty Burnsville High School DECA students competed at the 2018 Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC), held March 4-6 in Minneapolis. One student qualified for Nationals and nine students were named state finalists in a competition that had more than 2,000 students compete.
Senior Ryan Horrocks was a state finalist in the Advanced Interview and Marketing Communications series. He placed third in the Marketing Communications series event and qualified for DECA Nationals, which will be April 21-24 in Georgia.
Burnsville High School will host a Minnesota Education Fair (MEF) for students and their parents on Tuesday, March 20 from 4-6 p.m. in the Activity Center, located at 600 E. Hwy 13.
The four-year graduation rates in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 continued to trend upward, rising by more than 1 percent overall from 77.8 percent in 2016 to 79.2 percent in 2017, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
Fiona Chow, a senior at Burnsville High School, is among recipients of a Minnesota Aspirations in Computer Award presented to young women for their technology-related interests and achievements.
Along with recognition, honorees are awarded prizes ranging from tech devices to job shadow experiences and mentorships to paid summer internships and more.
The award is presented by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence to recognize and encourage the next generation of women in the state’s computer/IT industry.