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Student Spotlight: Zach Burck '16

Senior Zach Burck has sought out unique moments to learn by taking full advantage of Scecina's diverse curriculum. He plays men's volleyball and is a member of Scecina's reigning ICC Conference champion Academic Super Bowl team. He  plans to study accounting at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Scecina Crusaders past and present share a common vision: Welcoming all who desire our Catholic education, we are the school of choice for students and families seeking unique moments to learn, grow, and go forth to transform the world inspired by the light of Christ.  

With these words in mind, Zach Burke entered the halls of Scecina Memorial High School in the fall of 2012, following in the footsteps of his mother, Angie (Bewsey) Burck ’88, Aunt Amy (Bewsey) Treida ’92, and brother Sam Burck ’14. In the four years that have followed, Zach has made the most of his days as a Crusader. He consistently is in the top 10 of his class and is a varsity athlete, and recipient of prestigious honors, such as the President’s Academic Excellence Award.

Zach has sought out unique moments to learn by taking full advantage of Scecina’s diverse curriculum. He has excelled in difficult courses such as AP Statistics and Honors English. He also has gotten a jump start on his college preparation by taking Accounting, a dual-credit course that will give Zach college credit upon completion. Zach plans to study accounting at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati this fall.

While at Mount St. Joseph, Zach hopes to represent the Lions as part of the men’s volleyball program. Through the sport Zach has found opportunities to grow in character and leadership. He has been an integral member of the Crusader team for the past three seasons. He has modeled good sportsmanship to his teammates through his role as team captain. He also has learned the value of time management by balancing his rigorous academic load with the demands of a varsity sport. For his efforts Zach has been awarded Scecina Scholar Athlete honors for the past three years.

When he isn’t on the court or in the classroom, Zach represents Scecina as a member of the National Honor Society and as part of the reigning ICC Conference Champion Academic Super Bowl team. All of these experiences have helped mold Zach into a well-rounded, well-spoken young man who certainly will use the knowledge and gifts he has gained at Scecina to make a positive impact on the world.

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