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12 Burlington Future Farmers of America receive numerous accolades at state convention

UNION GROVE — Burlington Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter attended the Wisconsin State Future Farmers of America Convention, earning numerous accolades at the convention. From June 13-16, twelve students participated in the state competition in Madison, Wis. at the Alliant Energy Center. Five Burlington future farmers received their Wisconsin State FFA degree at the […]

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Oelslager to serve as Burlington Interim Superintendent for 2023-24 school year

BURLINGTON — Burlington Area School District’s School Board has announced as of June 13 that Dr. Jill Oelslager will serve as Interim Superintendent through the 2023-2024 school year. The announcement comes following the resignation of former Superintendent Dr. Stephen Plank. The release from the district states, “Instead of appointing an interim assistant superintendent, a third […]

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Burlington Forensic Team achieve top 5% at Wisconsin State Speech Festival

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School’s Forensic Team placed in the top 5% at the Wisconsin State Speech Festival in April 2023, hosted by Wisconsin Interscholastic Speech and Dramatic Arts Association. Held at DeForest Area High School, the festival hosted 304 schools and 2,800 students, including those from Burlington. The festival allows students to participate both […]

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6 Burlington High School FBLA students advance to National Leadership Conference

BURLINGTON — After Burlington High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the State Leadership Conference on April 17-18 in Green Bay, six students secured placement, through three different events, to advance to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. in June 2023. A total of 18 students participated in the state competition. […]

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Ludford of Burlington High School named Herb Kohl 2023 Student Initiative Scholar

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School (BHS) senior Trinity Ludford has been named a 2023 Student Initiative Scholar by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. According to the foundation, they aim to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Through the foundation, they encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or […]

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Burlington High School, NAMI to host ‘Ending the Silence,’ a suicide prevention presentation on March 2

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School (BHS) is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on March 2 to host “Ending the Silence,” a presentation on suicide prevention. NAMI Racine County NAMI Racine County provides education, skills training, and support for youth who have a mental illness or are experiencing mental health challenges. These […]

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Burlington High School Barbershop Quartet takes home coveted Grand Champion title at 2023 Midwinter Convention

BURLINGTON — Members of a Burlington High School (BHS) Barbershop Quartet took home multiple accolades, including Grand Champion, from the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2023 Midwinter Convention in Daytona, Fla. from Feb. 7-12. Genevieve Hauser, Megan Fitch, Zoe Lipor, and Maddie Thompson make up the female Barbershop Quartet “YTBN” at BHS. Their rendition of the love […]

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Burlington students apply trade skills to help Veterans Terrace with building addition

BURLINGTON — Students enrolled in the Building Trades class, at Burlington High School (BHS), applied what they’ve learned in the classroom to help Veterans Terrace add an addition to their building. This past summer Veterans Terrace’s General Manager, Beth Reetz, was in search of large outdoor rolling walls. Her desire to add moveable walls to […]

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Teen Voice program gives Burlington students inside look at local government

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Area School District and the City of Burlington have once again collaborated to include teens in leadership roles through the Teen Voice program. The Teen Voice program has operated for more than 10 years in the City of Burlington and allows Burlington area students an opportunity to gain a better understanding […]