Zach Slater’s Great Week

Last week was a pretty good one for Zach Slater.

Zach Slater and Maggie Feczko. A member of Westport Sunrise Rotary, she's been one of Zach's most avid fans during his oratory competitions.

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.

4 responses to “Zach Slater’s Great Week

  1. faith schachne

    Congratulations to Zach!!

  2. Ilene Mirkine

    Kudos to Zach. It’s wonderful to hear all this news!

  3. Dear Zach,

    Congratulations on all your achievements and especially your plans to spend a few years in Happy Valley! Great choice!

    For the glory,
    Cindy Cornell (PSU ’90)

  4. Ann Marie Flynn

    You literally and figuratively dive into all that you do. Hearty congratulations, Zach.