About Zachary Le­Shane:

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• Birth­date — July 31, 1997; • School — Bac­calieu Col­le­giate; • Age and Grade — 16 in Level II; • Nick­name — Z (pro­nounced zee); • Po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions — mem­ber of the Young Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tives of NL; • As­pi­ra­tions — wants to go to law school at Dal­housie Univer­sity in Nova Sco­tia, but as­pires to one day be premier of New­found­land and Labrador; • Fam­ily — Mar­lene (mom), Robert (dad) and Stephanie (sis­ter); • Hob­bies — read­ing, pub­lic speak­ing, trum­pet, pi­ano, singing, run­ning, swim­ming (used to swim com­pet­i­tively) and ten­nis, when he gets the chance; • No­table cadet awards — most im­proved cadet in fit­ness and sport in­struc­tor at HMCS Aca­dia, cadet of the week in 2011 and 2013 at HMCS Aca­dia, speak off awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with the 295 Bac­calieu sea cadets, recog­ni­tion award for 2011 called En­coun­ters with Canada and pro­vin­cial awards for pub­lic speak­ing; • Aca­demic achieve­ments — hon­our roll, out­stand­ing stu­dent award from Grade 7 to present, vol­un­teer and hu­man­i­tar­ian cit­i­zen­ship awards from Grade 7 to present, ap­pointed to the youth ad­vi­sory panel for all Canada in 2010; • Other ac­com­plish­ments — nom­i­nated for a U-Rock award for 2012, nom­i­nated for a Queen’s Ju­bilee Medal and was a speak off win­ner from Grade 7 to present, with the ex­cep­tion of Grade 10; and, • Fun facts about Zachary — when Zachary was younger, he wanted to be a New­found­land Power man and a po­lice­man (al­though he is afraid of po­lice of­fi­cers), he is a mem­ber of the 295 Bac­calieu sea cadet corps, he is in­ter­ested Cuba and North Korea, a fam­ily friend calls him Mis­ter Google be­cause he has a lot of knowl­edge about an ar­ray of top­ics and he once called into VOCM Open Line with Bill Rowe, who told him it was one of the most in­tel­li­gent con­ver­sa­tions he had that week.

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