Student of the Week: Zach Walz

Student of the Week is a series designed to help everyone at Mountain Vista High School learn more about their fellow classmates. This week: Senior Zach Walz

Eagle Eye: What’s your full name?

Zach Walz: Zachary Andrew Walz.

EE: When were you born?

ZW: Huntington Beach, California.

EE: What is your favorite color?

ZW: Green.

EE: What is something people don’t know about you?

ZW: I have a history with seizures.

EE: How long have you been going through this?

ZW: It started in 2nd grade, I would get absence seizures, which is basically a lower scale of seizure. I started taking meds for it and I was clean until sophomore year.

EE: Why did they start up again?

ZW: It’s one of those kind of things that no one really knows. It could be a lack of sleep, or stress, or it could be genetic.1393594_10202129612591963_760077677_n

EE: Are you still dealing with them now?

ZW: Not now, no.

EE: What do you do in your free time?

ZW: I perform. I sing, I play music, and I do magic for people.

EE: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you at school?

ZW: I got to sing Mozart Requiem with Goldtones Choir.

EE: What do you plan to do after high school?

ZW: I want to go to UNC for music education. I love music and I think music should be studied. It’s kind of a dying art in some places. I want to be a music teacher.

EE: What got you into magic?

ZW: I started in 7th grade. I was just watching youtube videos and I wanted to be able to do it and impress people.

EE: How do you come up with your own tricks/Where do you find out how to do new tricks?

ZW: I mostly find tricks online and at the library. I also sometimes combine various techniques to create my own effect.

EE: What motivates you to do theater?

ZW: I feel I am energetic and fun to be around, and theater is a great way to express myself. It also helps relieve stress and release the
problems of the day.

EE: What is your favorite play?

ZW: Fiddler on the Roof. It’s a story of hardship, family, and being together during the hardest times.

EE: What is your favorite memory from choir?

ZW: Singing Mozart Requiem at Boettcher Hall downtown. I have never been in a professional performance and it was great to know what professional musicians and performers experience.

EE: If you could choose one song to perform, what would it be?

ZW: “Rhapsody in Blue”, by George Gershwin, on the piano. I’ve worked on it a long time and it has a wide variety of musicality. I think it would be a nice way to show off how musically inclined I am.

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