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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 brand, market and manage student-run credit union

Burnsville High School students are instrumental in the branding, set-up, marketing and upcoming launch of the Firefly Credit Union inside their school, near the new Activities Center. The branch is designed to provide on-the-job experience and financial literacy to all students and has been in the making for more than a year.The official ribbon cutting will take place from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

BHS Career Center partners with businesses, community members to provide students with options

As Burnsville High School employs future-focused Pathways next year, which will have students thinking beyond credits and graduation, the goal of the Career Center will be to educate students about the choices available, and assist them in exploring their interests and finding courses that will better prepare them for their future.

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