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BHS seniors earn national academic recognition

Three seniors at Burnsville High School (BHS) are among the most academically-talented scholars in the country based upon their performance in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program.

From left, Rachel Floersch, Reed Miller and Charlotte Gude

Approximately 1.5 million students across the country took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), and 50,000 are now being recognized for their outstanding scores.

Rachel Floersch, Charlotte Gude and Reed Miller have been named as Commended Students, a designation that goes to fewer than 3.5 percent of those who took the test.

"These students have earned significant academic recognition — the type that is noticed by admission offices at colleges and universities," said Ashley Welke, a counselor at Burnsville High School. "They can take great pride in this accomplishment."

All three are now applying to colleges. As they look to the future, Rachel is considering becoming a physician's assistant, Reed may go into engineering, and Charlotte is undecided at this point. 

Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 16:32