Annual career fair Monday at high school

More than 100 people ranging from architects to musicians will be on hand Monday night to talk about their careers during the annual career fair at Burnsville High School.

The event, free to everyone, will include the professionals talking about the career paths they followed and about their respective occupations.

The fair will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the high school at Hwy. 13 and Portland Avenue.

"This is a great chance to explore a large number of career choices and to ask questions about education, training, salary and more," said Marcia Sexton of the Career Center at Burnsville High. "Students will be able to gather a lot of information to help them plan their futures."


Romansky elected school board chairwoman

The Shakopee school board elected Mary Romansky as chairwoman during its first meeting in January.

Other officers include Reggie Bowerman as vice chairman, Angela Tucker as clerk and Scott Swanson as treasurer. All three held the same offices last year.

Romansky has been a school board member since 1997. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a Russian linguist. She earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Minnesota. 

Students attend Obama's inauguration

About 40 students from Shakopee East Junior High, Shakopee West Junior High and Shakopee High School were among those scheduled to attend the second inauguration of President Obama in Washington, D.C.

The group, which includes three chaperones, planned to attend the inaugural ball sponsored by the Smithsonian. The group also planned to visit landmarks and meet with Rep. John Kline and Sen. Al Franken.