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Burnsville High School junior earns scholarship, finds passion for filmmaking

Burnsville High School junior Lesly Yalith Rodriguez Ruelas was one of six winners in the National Association of College Admissions Counseling’s 2020 Student Video Essay Contest (NACAC). Winners of the contest, which was sponsored by Indie Atlantic Films, were announced in April. Lesly earned a $1,000 scholarship for her submission.

The contest was open to high school juniors and seniors and community college students in Minnesota. In their video, students had to answer the prompt, "Why is continuing your education after high school important to you?"

Burnsville High School will host South Metro Student Job Fair on April 16

Burnsville High School will host its third annual South Metro Student Job Fair on Tuesday, April 16 in the school’s activity center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be approximately 50 employers participating in the fair, with part-time, full-time, seasonal and long-term student jobs available. Students will have the opportunity to apply for employment while attending the fair, and human resource professionals will be able to assist students with the application process. Some employers will be conducting interviews during the job fair.

Partnership with Burnsville Fire preparing students for EMT certification

Burnsville Fire Chief B.J. Jungmann is working directly with students who are learning CPR in the new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class taught by Dr. Anne (Werner) Dempsey at Burnsville High School. Students are working in pairs to use dummies to practice their skills and Jungmann and Dempsey move from group to group providing instruction and feedback.

District 191 receives innovation award for Pathways at BHS

For the third time in three years, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has been awarded a Local Government Innovation Award (LGIA) by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, this time for the creation of career pathways for all students at Burnsville High School.

The school was among five recipients in the school category of the 12th annual awards.

Schools, cities, townships, counties and Native nations can apply for the award each year. A panel of judges consider submissions for their creativity, sustainability and collaboration.

EMT classes begin at BHS this fall

Health Sciences Human ServicesNew classes will begin this fall at Burnsville High School that will prepare students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who can rescue victims. EMTs may be seen on ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters or even on the side of an athletic field. They could be the first responders who make the split-second decisions in medical emergencies.

Future teachers honored in first-ever BHS signing ceremony

The first-ever teacher signing ceremony took place in the Burnsville High School Career Center on May 23 with 14 seniors who plan to become teachers.  

BHS language arts teacher Allison Millea heard about a similar event that took place in Iowa last year and wanted to create an official ceremony at Burnsville High School to honor students who have committed to pursuing a teaching career.

It’s like the ceremonies with high school seniors signing letters of intent with the colleges and universities where they’ll play sports.

BHS students gain workplace skills in course taught by local business leaders

Employers commonly say that young people coming out of high school or even college aren’t ready for the workplace.

That’s why Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has joined with the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, Burnsville Promise and the Greater Twin Cities United Way to provide a five-week workplace readiness class for students at Burnsville High School. The goal is to set students on a path for workplace success.

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