Student of the Week: Zachary Bush, GJHS senior

Zachary Bush

GPA: 4.0    

After-school activities: Pit orchestra, chamber orchestra, teaching music lessons, bagpipe band, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Favorite book: “The Inner Game of Music” by Barry Green and Timothy Gallwey.

Favorite TV show: “Psych.”

Favorite band or musician: Jon Schmidt.

Parents: Jeff and Lisa Bush.

Preferred college: Colorado State University.

Preferred career: Music educator.

Greatest achievement so far: Placing as first chair bassist at Western States Honor Orchestra.

What you’d like your next greatest achievement to be: Becoming a world-class musician and conductor.


Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?

A: Chemistry. It was a tough class, but I really enjoyed the teacher, and he had chemistry demos every Friday. That was definitely an incentive to go to class.

Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?

A: Hang out with friends and play Ultimate (Frisbee).

Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?

A: Always be an overachiever. Never see how little you can do and get away with.

Q: What will you miss the most about your school after graduation?

A: All of my friends and family.

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: Play music and conduct an orchestra.

Q: If you could spend this summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would go to Scotland and play my bagpipes at the College of Piping.


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