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Zach Smith - Class of 2009

Zach Smith
North Wilkes High School Alumni
Zach Smith
Q: Year graduated from North Wilkes:
A: 2009
Q: List any education/degrees beyond high school:
A: Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education
Q: List Professional/Career Experience and why you chose your career path:
A: Middle School Teacher; to make an impact in the lives of students
Q: If you could go back and give yourself advice as a high school student, what advice would you give and why. What
advice would you give to high school students today?
A: Don't worry about what others think about you; be yourself and learn to accept who you are. However, always make
sure you take other people's feelings into consideration before you do an action.
Q: Do you have a special memory from your time at North?
A: My favorite memory is just talking with friends in and outside of the classroom. Just building relationships with
Q: How has your NWHS education and experiences positively impacted your life?
A: I had many wonderful teachers who influenced me. Mr. (Mike) Greene and Mrs. (Cathy) Stanford are two amazing
teachers who always made me feel welcome in their classrooms.
Q: Any special honor or accomplishment since high school you would like to share?
A: Teaching Fellows Scholarship
Q: Any additional information about family, career, etc you would like to share?
A: Don't focus on the amount of money you make. Find a job that you have passion for and it won't feel like work.