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Teachers receive Hanson Scholarships to further their education

Three teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Hanson Scholarship Fund to further their own graduate school education.

Recipients are Melinda Mallinger, a technology education teacher at Metcalf Middle School; Alexis Rollie, a digital learning specialist at Gideon Pond Elementary; and Ethan Walker, a language arts teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School.

The scholarships are presented by the Hanson Scholarship Fund each year to teachers who are also extra-curricular advisors furthering their own education.

In addition to the teacher scholarships, the fund also provides numerous scholarships to graduating seniors at Burnsville High School.

Dick Hanson retired in 1994 after 33 years as an inspirational teacher and 25 years as the head football coach at Burnsville High School. After his retirement, former players and students began giving scholarships in his name to both students and teachers.

The number of scholarships has grown significantly over the years because of generous corporate support along with contributions from hundreds of individuals as well as participation in the annual golf tournament. The 23rd annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, July 24, at Brackett's Crossing Country Club. Online registration is open at

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 13:45