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District 191 media supervisor selected for national professional development program

Katie Salmela, the elementary media coordinator in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, has been selected as one of 22 participants in a nationwide professional development opportunity.  

She will participate in the Lilead Fellows Program, which is designed to empower, enable and equip school district library supervisors to think differently and creatively about programs and education and to be leaders in their districts, according to a Lilead spokesperson.  

Six volunteers selected to receive 2017 Coskran Award

Six extraordinary volunteers were honored with the 2017 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in a ceremony in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on May 11.

"We thank these exceptional volunteers for the positive difference they make in our schools, programs and across the district," said Superintendent Joe Gothard. "Their dedication and support is extraordinary as they volunteer their time and talents to prepare our students to be future ready and to make our community strong."   

Recipients of the 2017 John Coskran Volunteer Award are:

Harriet Bishop student qualifies for state geography bee

Selena Thach, a fifth grade student at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Bee.

Selena won the school competition earlier this year and then completed a qualifying test through the National Geographic Society. Only the top 100 students in Minnesota were selected to participate in the state bee.

Sophomore receives special award, scholarship for science project

For her outstanding science project, titled "Change in Algae Growth Using Supplemental Carbon Dioxide," Burnsville High School sophomore Claire Wentzlaff received a Special Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix recently.

She has been offered the New American University Scholarship, a comprehensive and renewable scholarship to Arizona State University.

District 191 Board of Education receives award

Members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education were recognized at the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Leadership Conference Jan. 14 for earning the District Award of Distinction.

Only six districts in the state qualified for the award this year. To qualify, a district must have a majority of board members who received at least 100 hours of board training.