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Burnsville High School students are finalists in 31st annual high school essay contest

Seven Burnsville High School students were finalists in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ 31st annual essay contest. All were invited to a culminating workshop, luncheon and awards program at the Federal Reserve on May 7.

The student finalists were Najma Abdi, Erin Bachmeier, Marissa Baker, Sam Bardwell, Peyton Brewster, Grace McGovern and Emma Redden. All are seniors and enrolled in CIS/AP Microeconomics.

Two seniors among finalists in economics essay contest

Two seniors from Burnsville High School were among 30 finalists in an essay contest held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis this spring.
 
Matthew Fischer and Kelly Solberg each received $100 and were honored at an awards luncheon in May, where they heard from economics experts and toured the facility.  
 
This year’s essay topic was, “Should the federal government increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour?”