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Zachary Schmidt '16 graduated cum laude from the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, MO, where he was an Eagle Scout and Captain of the football and wrestling teams. In 2011, Schmidt accepted an appointment as a midshipman to the United States Naval Academy, where he was elected to Academy’s Honor Congress, selected to the Superintendent’s List, and completed occupational training on board a ballistic missile submarine during his freshmen year. After graduating from an Academy-specific National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) development course, Schmidt served as a Training Corporal for underclassmen before taking a semester sabbatical from school his sophomore winter in order to conduct missions work at an orphanage in Uganda. In the fall of 2013, Schmidt matriculated to Dartmouth where he participates with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Christian Union as he continues to pursue a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.