My name is Zachary Kayton. I am 16 years old (17 on February 2nd) and a Junior at Westborough High School (Westborough, Massachusetts). Currently, I am playing for the Boston Jr. Bruins AAA Tier I in the USPHL. I attend one or more hockey camps in the summer and routinely take individual lessons to improve my skating and puck skills. On the ice, I have continued to grow and develop throughout the years and have had many opportunities to play both AA Tier II and AAA Tier I. I have competed at USA hockey tryouts for the south region and was chosen for the All-Star Game in North Carolina in 2017. I have had coaches throughout the years who have believed in me and allowed me to grow as a leader both on and off the ice. Most recently, I the leading scorer and nominated by my teammates to be the assistant captain on my previous team at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Saskatchewan, Canada. I have also had the privilege to represent my hometown community of Cooper City, Florida and the Jewish Community Center at the Maccabi games in Stamford, Connecticut in the summer of 2016 where our ice hockey team won the Bronze Medal and in Albany, New York in the summer of 2017 where our team took the Gold Medal. I also was invited to the USHL Lincoln Stars camp in May of 2017 and Union College prospect camp in August of 2017. As a member of a college team, I will strive to be an asset on the offensive line. Most importantly, I will conduct myself with honor and respect on and off the ice. The way I carry myself reflects my family, team, coaches, and school.
I envision my future college career to be a time to pursue my goal to become an architectural engineer. I am a very good student and have been in honors courses throughout middle and high school and have been able to maintain a rigorous school and hockey schedule while keeping my grades up. I am a dedicated student with a goal to attend a college offering an outstanding engineering program. In addition to my academic courses, I have been taking courses in fine arts. I have had pieces of artwork displayed in two art shows while attending school in Canada. I will be continuing courses in fine arts during my junior and senior year of high school. Hockey has been such a big part of my life in addition to my studies, my hope is to combine the two with my continued dedication both on and off the ice.
Ultimately my goal is to continue to strive for success academically and an athlete. My family has made so many sacrifices for me to come to the place I am at today and I want to honor that sacrifice by continuing my studies to gain entry into a college that will provide me with a bright future.
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