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Dakota Electric donation supports college, career pathways in District 191

Dakota Electric Association recently donated $10,000 to support college and career pathways programming in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The donation will help the district continue its work to provide classes and other opportunities that help students find their passions and prepare for success after graduation.  

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the school district for your gracious contributions to education,” said Dr. Kathy Funston, director of strategic partnerships and pathways for District 191.

BHS students gaining real-world experience through school blood drive

Burnsville High School’s DECA club is planning a blood drive at the school on Nov. 3 during the school day for BHS students and staff.

DECA is a club that prepares students wanting to go into the finance, marketing, hospitality and management fields. BHS is one of many high schools and colleges across the globe that offers DECA to its students.

“Working on the blood drive has taught us how to act and work in the business field,” BHS senior and DECA officer Jake Chudecke said. “In the long run, through our work with local businesses, we are becoming real-world ready.”

BHS students participate in national day of volunteer service

Burnsville High School student volunteers pulled weeds, picked up litter and tended the Giving Garden during Green Apple Day of Service at Burnsville High School on Oct. 14.

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This was the fourth annual year that BHS students participated in this national event created by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage students to give back to their school community in an environmental way.

Burnsville varsity girls tennis team recognized for academic achievement

The Burnsville girls varsity tennis team received an Academic All-State Gold Award, which is given to high school tennis teams with an average team grade point average (GPA) of 3.75-4.0.
 
"The 2017 Burnsville High School varsity girls tennis team is comprised of talented, intelligent, respectful, hard-working student athletes on and off the tennis court,” said coach Ryan Haddorff.
 

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