My name is Zachary Gillikin; I am an 18 year old senior at Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies. I am a very outgoing person who gets along well with others and is not afraid to meet new people and do new things. I am an active volunteer for my community doing many activities with organizations such as The National Park Service and NOAA, just to name a few. I have also been recognized as a leader in my school as I have been voted into multiple Student Government positions and have been voted captain of both my football and baseball team. I am an avid outdoorsman, I enjoy anything that gets me outside and I have a profound love for the ocean and all activities on it. It has always been my goal to pursue a career on the water and I will soon be fulfilling this goal as I will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy in June for a degree in Government. I pride myself on living my life by the core values of the Coast Guard Academy which will soon be apart of my everyday life; honor, respect, and devotion to duty. I will work hard in any task that is set before me, and will do so with honor and responsibility.