Now, a decade later, Zak's experiencing a entirely new moment in the sun.
|Promdemonim! from 2012's Spring Fling.|
This being the annual Spring Promenade for the Columbus Academy for the Blind, wrist corsages are all the rage, and gentlemen's walking sticks pull double-duty. "One-Eyed Zak", as his friends call him, hopes he can fulfill his royal duties with grace and aplomb.
"Zak is just a real cool honcho. He doesn't even try to make us feel bad about having at least one eye that's like 20/80 vision or that he can wink at non-blind girls or anything." offered sightless classmate Justin Traber.
Wheaton won 91% of the vote, which was the first of its kind at the school.
"I've let my fingers do the judging, and Zak is a total hottie. I'm one lucky girl." said senior cheerleader and 2013 Prom Queen Courtney Swallows-Cox. "Last year I ended up with a total dog. Not the seeing-eye variety, either."