Last week was a pretty good one for Zach Slater.
Following up on his 1st place finish in Westport Rotary’s 4-Way Test Contest, the Staples senior placed first in the Rotary International District 7980 contest in East Haven (and a $500 scholarship).
Zach had to tweak his earlier speech about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy — between the Westport contest and the one last weekend, the landscape shifted — but the judges loved both his content and delivery.
Moving from the military to the swimming pool, Zach set a Staples record for the highest point score for 6 dives.
And he got an acceptance letter from his first choice university, Penn State.
“06880” has no idea what this week holds in store. Perhaps Zach will restore peace to Egypt, or invent a new color.
Don’t put it past him.