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?"