Declan Burke

Indian River High School

Nomination Statement

“Son of William and Shari Burke of Dagsboro, Declan is a conscientious and hardworking student who has a grade point average of 4.60. Declan has been involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including being the captain of the swim team, captain of cross country and member of the track team. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Declan received the Excellence Award for Math from the Academic Challenge Program and the Student Achievement Award in Engineering from the College Board. In the fall, Declan plans to attend Villanova University or Salisbury and major in computer science.”

“I am very proud of all that I have accomplished while attending Indian River High School. However, many of these accomplishments could not have happened without my family, friends, teachers, and coaches. Throughout high school, I have always strived to do my best and succeed. There were many nights where I did not feel like working or studying but I pushed through because I knew all the rewards and successes that would come from working hard and doing your best.”