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Leadership Opportunities

Student leadership groups work to create the best culture and environment for all students.

Class Officers

Senior class officers are elected positions. Each class selects approximately six class officers each year. Students who apply must have at least 2.0 grade point average and be on track for graduation. Senior class officers are responsible for senior class meetings, foreign exchange events, and other senior class activities including the senior carnival and graduation. Senior class officers will also be in charge of future reunions for their class. All money raised by the students stays with their class for planning their five year reunion.

Contact: Bill Sommers

Student Council

The Student Council is the governing organization of the student body. Students interested in membership on the Student Council must complete an application each spring with the student council advisor. Selections are made by the senior council members and student council advisor each spring. All elected members form next school year’s Student Council. Student Council is involved with organizing Homecoming, Relay for Life, leadership conferences, International Dance, Minneapolis Miracle project, Snow Week and the All District 9th Grade Dance. Numerous activities occur during the school year that require student action, participation and/or representation.

Contact: Ronna Johnsonand Eric Ruess


We know students connect better with other students, which is where LINK Crew come in. 9th grade students build authentic relationships with peer mentors. These relationships are key to ensuring a successful transition into high school. It's powerful to have a peer advocate and support you during your 9th grade year.

Link Crew provides the structure for 9th graders to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

Contact: Kim HarrodCory Johnson


The purpose of the #BurnsvilleStrong organization is to unify, strengthen and inspire our community as well as others. The group works on planning retreats and other positive/inspirational initiatives for the student body and community as a whole.

Contact: Jen Waller; Marie Hansen


Burnsville's Gender-Sexuality Alliance, or GSA for short, is a student-run organization that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting our school and community. GSA serves as a vehicle for social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice. GSAs in schools have been proven to provide a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. All students, no matter your gender or sexuality are welcome.

Contact: Allison Millea

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union is a student-driven club that strives to promote cultural unity and creates a safe place for African-American students, as well as spreading unity among students of other cultures at Burnsville High School.

Contact:  Tommie Gaston