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Burnsville High School winter drumline beats out the competition

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 DECA students compete at State, one moves on to Nationals

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.

BHS senior earns another technology award

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.

Students present Black History Month Showcase

Led by the school’s Black Student Union, Burnsville High School students presented a Black History Month Student Showcase today for classmates and staff members. On the Mraz Center stage, students performed songs, dance, rap, poetry, an original skit and even beat box to celebrate black culture and highlight issues important to African Americans. In addition, students shared information about black leaders, artists and icons including Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Malcom X, Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama.

Savage Pacer: New Black Student Union forms at Burnsville High School

This story appeared in the Savage Pacer on Feb. 22, 2018 - Photo by Britt Johnsen, Savage Pacer

When Jasmine Buckner first arrived at Burnsville High School from New York City, she felt alone.

Not only is she not from Minnesota, but she is also black. The school has an image of seeming diverse and inclusive, she said, but she didn’t feel included.

“I didn’t feel welcome at all,” said Buckner, a senior at the high school and a vice president of the school’s brand-new Black Student Union. “Even the students are not inclusive.”

Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting teams head to state under direction of new coach

In its first season, the Burnsville High School boys’ powerlifting team was crowned state champions, while the girls team earned runner-up at the USAPL Minnesota State High School Championships on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Rockford, Minn. In addition, five Blaze athletes won individual state titles, and seven lifters qualified for the National Championships in March.

Statement Regarding Fire Alarm At Burnsville High School On Feb. 16

A fire alarm was activated the evening of Feb. 16 at Burnsville High School. Police officers responded to the incident and assisted in evacuating the building and ensuring people left the event in a safe manner. When it was determined that there was no fire, staff and students involved with ongoing events were allowed back inside the school.

Although police received reports of a weapon and a bomb threat during the evacuation, police have found no evidence of either.  

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