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I Love Burnsville Essay Contest
2016 Essay Contest 
In 2016, third-grade students from throughout Burnsville completed the statement “I Love Burnsville because…..” for the "I Love Burnsville Week” Essay Contest. The Burnsville City Council, along with contest sponsor Firefly Credit Union, presented three winners, and three honorable mentions at the June 7, 2016 City Council meeting.

Essay winners were awarded $50 from Firefly Credit Union and their school received an additional $50 donation to be used in the child’s name for a useful purpose. Honorable mentions each received $25.

Essay Contest Winners
 Hannah Isenberger Isabella Marks Jordana McNeal
 Sioux Trail Vista View Harriet Bishop
 Ms. Boche Ms. Houtman Ms. Huber
 Winning Essay Winning Essay Winning Essay

Essay Contest Honorable Mention
 Emma Englund Kareen Lashay Griffen Mya Halliday
 Sioux Trail Sky Oaks Gideon Pond
 Ms. Boche Ms. Bien Ms. Traetow
 Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

Essay Contest Winners Group

The Essay Contest is part of the “I Love Burnsville Week” celebration with wide-ranging events allowing for participation from a wide cross-section of the city. Events include a golf tournament, an appliance/electronics drop-off day, and more.


Entering the ContestFirefly Credit Union Logo


Download the essay contest form

Students should return essays to their teacher. Teachers can send the essays to City Hall. Detailed instructions can be found on the contest form. All essays must be received by Friday, May 20, 2016.




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