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BHS junior earns Target STEM award

Burnsville High School junior Alexis Bunnell has been named one of just 25 winners of the Target Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) EPIC Awards. The awards recognize and honor high school girls from the Twin Cities for their dedication to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and for demonstrating engagement, passion, innovation, and curiosity within these fields. 

This isn’t Alexis’ first recognition for her work in STEM fields. As a sophomore, Alexis earned the Aspirations in Computing Award: Rising Star distinction from the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence and advanced to the state science fair with her project “Are Teens on Snapchat Crack?”.

As an award winner, Alexis will be invited to the awards ceremony at Target Headquarters on Oct. 25, have the opportunity to participate in TWIST Science & Tech Day, and receive mentorship from a Target tech team member.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 07:47