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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: Dave Helke

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: Mark Riggs


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


PROUD (People Respecting Others and Understanding Differences) is the gay/ straight alliance at BHS. PROUD’s mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all staff and students at BHS through education and raising awareness of LGBT issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) that affect students and their families. All students are welcomed at PROUD.


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: William Engelhardt