Fifteen National Merit Semifinalists 15 seniors have been named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, bringing our ten-year total to 243. This year, another 17 have received Letters of Commendation. The Arts Front and Center All of our students participate in some aspect of our arts program – fine, performing and/or practical. It’s at the heart of a Burroughs education. Class of 2016! 102 grads head to 56 colleges, with three or more attending Columbia, Chicago, GW, NYU, Northwestern, Princeton, Richmond, USC, SMU, Wash U and Yale. Read More Make That Three in 2015-2016 … three state championships that is. The boys track team joined the girls tennis and football teams in securing the top spot in state. JBS SMV in the Motor City At the Shell Eco-Marathon Competition in Detroit, the Burroughs super mileage vehicle placed sixth in its division and attained a high mileage of 218 mpg. Bio Drey Land As the culmination of a year-long, lab-based study of biology, 9th graders engaged in field ecology study at Drey Land, our 40-acre campus in the Ozarks. "The Drowsy Chaperone" The JBS Players presented the Tony Award-winning parody about a man who drops a needle on this favorite record, bringing to life a 1938 musical comedy. Read More Weatherstripping JBS students and faculty have a stake in the greater St. Louis community. Working with EnergyCare to weatherstrip homes is just one of dozens of service initiatives undertaken every year. Dance Marathon Students put on the 2016 Dance Marathon, raising $16,000 for a non-profit founded by a JBS faculty member to improve medical facilities in the developing world. Read More Back at The Hague In Burroughs’ 28th international model UN conference, 20 juniors and seniors returned to The Hague (in the Netherlands) for some serious politicking. Read More Tennis State Champs ... again! Girls tennis earned a second consecutive Class 1 state championship. Freshmen Gaby Thornton and Sami Remis took the #1 and #2 spots in individual competition.