Trapshooters, gymnasts can now earn Burnsville High School letters
Ready, aim, letter!
Trapshooters from Burnsville High School and members of three local gymnastics clubs won the right June 7 to earn BHS varsity letters.
Students and parents from the 40-member 2012 Burnsville trap team applauded after the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board approved agreements with the nonschool clubs to authorize school letters.
“It is a great opportunity for more of our students to earn a varsity letter, which really is important, in something they’re passionate about,” Board Member Jim Schmid said.
Agreements were approved with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, Minneapolis Gun Club Inc., and three gymnastics studios within District 191 — Elite, Gleason’s, and Minnesota Valley.
Students must meet the organizations’ requirements for a letter. Students who have already met the requirements can get their letters right away, said Lisa Rider, the district’s business director.
The district’s first outside letter agreement was in 2005 with the Burnsville-Minnesota Valley Figure Skating Club.
Last year it added an agreement with American Legion Post 435 for rifle target shooting.