W.H.S. Civics and Government Award
Awarded to a W.H.S. senior for exceptional participation in student government and to the community of Watervliet.
Offered by Mr. Scott Burke in memory of William P. Burke Sr., William P. Burke, Jr., and William M. Murray.
William P. Burke, Sr.. was my grandfather. He served the City of Watervliet as a fireman, office worker, and Democratic committeman for over 40 years. He was a World War I veteran
William P. Burke, Jr. was my dad.. He worked as an accountant for New York State for 38 years. He was a Korean War veteran.
William M. Murray was my uncle. He served the City of Albany as a patrolman, detective, and Assistant Chief of Police. He was a lifelong resident of Watervliet.
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