By Steve Svetovich
Dunmore senior Danielle Decker looks forward to taking on the role as Miss Buck this coming school year.
“I look forward to representing Dunmore High School as Miss Buck,” she said.
“I will respect the honor of being Miss Buck by helping the kids in the community, my classmates, and being there for everyone in the school.”
Daughter of Joseph and Evelyn Decker, Danielle, 17, has a 3.2 academic average. Her best subject is math. She hopes to study nursing at Wilkes University in the fall of 2022.
“I was honestly shocked, honored, and excited all at the same time when I heard the news about being named Miss Buck,” said Danielle. “To me this is a huge honor to represent my class and Dunmore High School as Miss Buck. It is going to be great to be a role model for younger kids.”
Danielle keeps busy with a variety of clubs at Dunmore High School. She is a member of the marching band, art club, book club, chorus, drama club, health careers club, and yearbook staff.
She has three older sisters are Mary, Jessica and Amy and a brother, Christopher.
The aspiring nurse talked about her goals as a Dunmore senior. “I want to live my senior life to the fullest and do as much as I can,” she said. “I p recruit more twirlers to get into the district band. I want to be kind to and enjoy my friends and family. And I want to represent and honor the title of Miss Buck and be a strong role model to the younger kids.
“I am so honored and cannot wait for this senior year. Dunmore High School is amazing, especially the teachers and students.”
The new Miss Buck talked about her future aspirations. “I want to become a registered nurse and help people with health problems like my dad who has a heart condition, diabetes, and an amputated foot. That is my future goal. I would love to be able to help someone like my dad.”
Danielle said she enjoys music and would like to see Avirl Levine, an alternative rock artist, in concert.
She said her parents taught her so much. “My parents told me you cannot judge a book by its cover. Always respect people. They told me to always respect people’s boundaries. Be kind to everyone because you don’t know what they are going through.”