Zachary Sink — 2017 high schooler who will change the world


Student: Zachary Sink
School: Provo High School
Parents: David & Rochelle Sink

Zachary Sink’s principal has no doubt this math tutor will change the world. He has already put in more service hours in the school and community than any student the principal has worked with.

Mini-resume 4.0 GPA, 31 ACT, Eagle Scout, PHS Varsity Ballroom Team President, taekwondo black belt, seminary council, Provo High Sterling Scholar for Mathematics, internships at Utah Valley Hospital and pediatrician’s office, American Legion School Award recipient, three-time ballroom state champion, HOSA officer, National Honor Society.

Plans after high school LDS mission in Baltic States, specifically Lithuania (Lithuanian-speaking). Weber State University on full-ride pursuing pre-med degree.

Personal motto Do your best and things will work out.

Advice for freshmen Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You can do a lot more than you think you can.

Keys to happiness in high school Teachers are people, too. Get to know them.

Challenge you’ve overcome I overcame depression because my friends let me know they cared.

Most common thing your parents say to you “You need to take a break” or “Are you sure you have enough time in your schedule for that?”

Biggest pressure Making sure I’m satisfied with the work I have done.

Stress management Prayer and weekly temple trips. Also by getting outside of myself.

How will you change the world? Through little acts of service throughout my life.

See all 22 of our 2017 “high schoolers who will change the world” here.


Utah Valley is Lindsey's home away from her Colorado Springs home. She writes for Utah Valley Magazine, and Prosper Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @lindsey5brooke.

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