Zach Orion Benton is a second-year student from Mars Hill on the edge of Weaverville, NC. At WCU, he is learning about Biology. His interests include frisbee golf, running when it's cool, basketball, soccer, and football, being outside mountain biking and road biking, seeing other people, and traveling. Zach Orion Benton is currently working at the campus greenhouse. After he graduates, Zach wants to live in a house with a Subaru Baja and a cat, and work as a groundskeeper mowing and weed-eating lawns when it's thick.
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