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Leadership Opportunities

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


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.


Jen Waller
Marie Hansen

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.


Ronna Johnson 
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.


Kim Harrod
Cory Johnson

Indigenous Student Council (ISC)

Open to all eligible American Indian/Alaska Native (Indigenous) Students, grades 7-12


Rebecca Mousseau

Latino Student Association (LSA)

LSA students meet regularly to create community among our students. Group is divided into an Latino and Latina student group.



Muslim Student Association (MSU)

This is a student organization devoted to strengthening the Muslim community through service and activism. The goal of this group is to educate both Muslims and people of other faiths about the religion of Islam and facilitate a better environment for students on campus.


Amal Osman

Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

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

Asian Student Association (ASA)

Open to all students, GSA unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.

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Landen Parkin

Black Student Union (BSU)

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

More Leadership Develepment Opportunities

Students may develop leadership skills through joining different school athletics, activities, affinity groups and student-run clubs. See the vast amount of choices you have to also meet new friends and develop new interests and skils.