Since abdicating the throne as king of CLPMS, he’s set his sights to new heights. He’s scaled MizzouRec’s highest point through the MU Rock Climbing Club and watched ink dry as the print specialist of the McDougall Gallery in the school’s photojournalism department. Best of all his accolades, though, was being caught on the campus Snapchat story for swimming in a fountain sporting a shark costume. Some believed the stunt to be so real that a manhunt commenced for Sharkboy and forced him to hang up the suit for the rest of his Mizzou career.
But for Zach, it’s always about moving forward. Last summer, he travelled to Europe to finally meet some of his favorite artists face-to-canvas. His signature nerdiness came through again when he saw one of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings at his self-titled museum in Amsterdam, and to his dismay, started crying. Zach didn’t notice the tears until his shirt was soaked with the appreciation of the arts. As his adventures continue, he’ll keep climbing to new peaks, designing dazzling animations and singing Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” all along the way.