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BHS grad now at Harvard shares advice with students

Older and wiser after completing his first semester at Harvard University, Trang Truong returned to Burnsville High School to share advice about the college experience with current students in December.

The 2017 graduate reports that Burnsville High School prepared him for college success. Because the school is diverse, he was comfortable relating to all kinds of people at Harvard. Other students, who had not attended a diverse high school, had culture shock.

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 sponsors native student college fair

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is partnering with St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools to present the Native American College Fair on Thursday, Nov. 16. The event is slated from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, 2315 S 17th Ave. in Minneapolis.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of post-secondary institutions, careers, job training and community programs, as well as learn about college life and apply for financial aid.