Zach Victor, FWHS senior, won a $5,000 WIAA Scholarship towards his college studies. Photo courtesy of Eugene Victor.

Zach Victor, FWHS senior, won a $5,000 WIAA Scholarship towards his college studies. Photo courtesy of Eugene Victor.

Federal Way senior wins $5K WIAA scholarship

Federal Way High School’s Zach Victor three-sport athlete in golf, wrestling, and track and field.

The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires announced Zach Victor of Federal Way High School and Jordan Moehrle of Colton High School as the recipients of the seventh annual Smart Choices Scholarship.

The winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

Victor will enroll at Washington State University with plans to major in mechanical engineering, while Jordan will attend the University of South Carolina to pursue a career in international trade law next fall.

In addition to the two $5,000 scholarships, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires have teamed up to issue eight $1,000 scholarships to four male and four female finalists.

“All of the award recipients have seen tremendous success both in the realm of athletics and activities, but also in their communities,” said WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese in a press release. “These individuals undoubtedly have bright futures ahead of them.”

Victor has accumulated 12 varsity letters at Federal Way High School as a three-sport athlete and is also a musician in the school’s orchestra.

He has competed at the varsity level in golf, wrestling and track and field in each of his four years with the Eagles and has served as the captain of the golf team his sophomore through senior seasons while also being named All-League in each of those years.

His leadership has stretched outside of sports, serving as a member of the ASB Budget Committee, a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and holding the position of Vice President for the National Honor Society.

Victor’s determination is exemplified by his participation and achievement in all of these areas while battling ulcerative colitis. Although the disease has caused him to miss school, he still holds a 3.98 GPA while being enrolled in honors classes.

The two recipients will be presented their scholarships on July 26 at the WIAA Coaches School Luncheon in Yakima.


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