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Burnsville High School DECA students shine bright at districts

Thirty Burnsville High School students are moving on to the state DECA competition after participating at a district-level event in St. Paul on Jan. 5.

DECA is a leadership program that provides real-world experiences to prepare students for careers in finance, entrepreneurship, hospitality, marketing and management. Students in DECA-related classes, such as Introduction to Business and Marketing, Professional Sales and Marketing, and DECA Seminar, also have the opportunity to participate in competitive events that focus on demonstrating the skills they’ve learned.

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.  

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.

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