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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.  

Students create fashions from newspapers, then share on stage

Stacks of newspapers were transformed into unique designs by Burnsville High School students who shared their creations in a unique runway fashion show on the Mraz Center stage Dec. 7.

Students in the Design Studio class, taught by Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teacher Sarah Schram, were assigned to create a wearable fashion item that met five elements/principles of design. Another requirement was that 80% of the item had to be newspapers.

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