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?
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?
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.