The Burnsville High School Giving Garden works year-round to grow food that helps support the 360 Communities food shelf and the BHS cafeteria. Students work in the winter to develop garden plans and grow starter plants. In the growing season, members plant and maintain a garden on the BHS campus.
Eighteen Burnsville High School students, teachers Allison Millea and Paul McDevitt and Youth Service Coordinator Brianna Ostoff embarked on the school’s first-ever Global Service Adventure to Ecuador during spring break.
Olivia Brammer and Egeziharya Yilma were selected to be among six Distinguished Finalists from Minnesota for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. This is the highest honor for volunteering that any Burnsville High School student has attained.
“To have both of them selected for this award is amazing,” said Bri Ostoff, Community Education Youth Service Coordinator. “We can be very proud that Burnsville High School students have received this level of recognition for their community service.”
Burnsville High School senior Randy Austreng was nominated and selected for the “Extraordinary Impact Award” from Know the Truth, a program through the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge that helps restore hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Thank you to all the students who donated blood at Burnsville High School's biannual blood drive on Thursday, May 19. One hundred students participated, 55 volunteered and over 200 units of blood were collected for the year.
The students worked together for a great cause, helping build a safe and reliable blood supply and give patients in the community the gift of life.
We look forward to seeing more students at next year's event.
Did you know that every two seconds somebody in the United States needs blood?
Burnsville High School's biannual American Red Cross Blood Drive is slated for Thursday, May 19 in the BHS gym. Students who are 16 and older are eligible to participate.
Hosting an American Red Cross blood drive ... is a true partnership where everyone wins.