Maine (Abdirahman) Warmahayye, a senior at Burnsville High School, received the Servant Leader Award at the Model United Nations conference in Minneapolis April 5-7. This award celebrates youth leaders who have gone above and beyond modeling servant leadership.
The eighth annual Bowls for BrainPower is set for Thursday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the upper level of Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy, in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
This annual fund-raiser supports BrainPower in a Backpack, a largely student-supported community service program that provides weekend meals to elementary school students in need. BrainPower, which is funded entirely with donations, currently sends food home with more than 675 children each weekend during the school year in District 191.
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.