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Zachary "Zac" Walton '92

Zac Walton ‘92MA was a three-sport athlete participating and excelling in Varsity Soccer, Golf, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Boys Tennis.  

As a Varsity Soccer player, his team was champions of the Penn-Jersey League and qualified for district play and he was selected All-League, first team. As a Varsity Boys Basketball player, his team qualified for district play. As a Varsity Boys Tennis player, his team qualified for district play.

Zac was also quite the student-athlete. He won the John Amos Comenius Award for the highest academic average in each year (tying in 1989-90), Outstanding Male Athlete, the Countess Benigna von Zinzendorf Award for History, the Dr. Albert de Neufville Mathematics Award as a junior, the Departmental Award in Science, the American Association of Physics Teacher’s Award, and the Francis H. Storrs Award for character (gentleness, understanding, respect for others, and devotion to learning). He was the highest scorer at Moravian Academy on the American High School Mathematics Examination and the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam. Zac won four state-wide monetary awards in mathematics from the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, and he authored or co-authored three articles in mathematics journals while still in high school.

Outside of Moravian, he had many accomplishments. Zac was the Saucon Valley Country Club Junior Golf Champion in his age group every year from 9 to 18. He was the captain and played the #1 position on Saucon’s Golf Team.  He was the medalist in the 1989 Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Championship and made a hole-in-one, watched by a crowd in the final round at Ashbourne Country Club.

After graduating from Moravian Academy, Zac earned a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University before attending Boston University to earn an M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Electric Engineering and even having the opportunity to present at Oxford University. At the age of 30, he attended Yale Medical School.

Mr. Tom Bross, a longtime teacher at the school shared that, “He was brilliant, very outgoing personality and played a sport every season. What a remarkable individual - one of the most accomplished scholars I ever encountered.”

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