School: Mendenhall River Community School
Art of choice: ballet dancing.
Why: "I like to dance because my friends are there and we have a good time."
Future plans: "I want to show other boys that ballet is not just for girls."
Other activities: soccer, jumping rope, running, hiking, ice skating, cross country skiing, biking, reading and drawing.
You should know: "J.K. Rowling is my hero, because she was poor, lived in a coffee shop, started to write stories, and then she became famous."
His classroom teacher, Rosary Lombardo, says: "Zach is a natural entertainer. All he needs is a costume, and he is instantly transformed. ... Zach is very dedicated and hard-working. When he takes on a project he gives it 100 percent of his effort. He is creative and insightful. Zach has many good ideas. He's the kind of student who, when given a task, says, 'Is it okay if I try ... ?' He's immediately thinking of ways to change it and make it his own."
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.