quiz bowl

Burnsville High School junior aces the ACT in first attempt

Burnsville High School junior Will Trussell has earned quite the distinction for himself. He received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, an accomplishment that less than 0.1 percent of students nationwide obtain.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam consisting of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36. The composite score is the average of the four test scores.

What’s even more astonishing is that Will took the test just one time and didn’t really prepare for it.

BHS senior receives full-ride to Ivy League university

Burnsville High School senior Victor Sanchez Villegas has been selected to receive a full four-year scholarship to Columbia University in New York City next year worth over $200,000. The scholarship covers the cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.

Columbia is among Ivy League schools, which are generally viewed as the most prestigious and highest-quality in the world.  

District 191’s new middle school quiz bowl teams off to good start

Quiz Bowl teams are new this year at the three middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and recently teams from Metcalf and Nicollet middle schools competed at the EMERALD (Edgewood Middle Entirely Raucous Academic Learning Decathlon) tournament hosted by Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View.  

“We had an excellent showing and I'm exceptionally proud of our participants,” said Coach Les Moffitt. “I love watching our students compete against and defeat other schools!”