BLUFFTON — Luke Denecker, 17, a junior at Bluffton High School, is weighing his options as he wraps up his junior year and prepares for his senior year.
Denecker is very active in sports and the community and is looking forward to attending college after high school.
“I play basketball. I help out at my church and school. I’m going to play track and baseball in the spring, and I haven’t decided on a college yet or anything like that,” he said.
So what is Denecker looking at as far as a career?
“I’m thinking a little bit about like the medical field, but I’m not exactly sure what I want to do yet,” he said.
His fascination with the medical field can be traced back to injuries he’s suffered while participating in sports.
“I’ve torn my ACL twice, so I’ve had two surgeries, and it’s just, I don’t know, kind of interested me,” he said.
So what has participating in sports taught Denecker?
“Perseverance. Building friendships and relationships with people. Because I’ve had a couple of injuries, pushing through and staying at it,” he said.
So how does Denecker feel about his experience at Bluffton High School?
“I think all of our teachers are good. I like taking classes here, and I think we get a good education. My dad works here. He’s the superintendent, so I know most of the people here, which is nice,” he said.
Denecker is the son of superintendent, Greg Denecker, and he’s aware that he’s held to a higher standard.
“I’ve never really had any discipline issues, but just if there’s any problems the teachers know me and my dad, so it obviously gets back to him real quick,” he added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.