Zachary is a senior at Allegany High School, where he had received a number of awards and honors. He was the ACASC Most Valuable Sophomore, a Student Volunteer of the Month, and has been recognized for his participation in the Student Advisory Council meetings. Zach is an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. He is very active in ACASC and MASC and assisted with the group's first mock Presidential debate. During his term as the SMOB, Zach would "work with my fellow board members in improving parliamentary procedure comprehension, passing and authoring legislation, and setting up an easy way for the entire student body of Allegany County to reach me and express their opinions on current issues, events, and plans that are brought to the attention of the BOE."