Eastlake High School Senior gets surprise call from VP Mike Pence and nomination to the Naval Academy

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Zach Shields got a surprise of a lifetime this past week, when he heard on the other end of the phone “Hi Zach, this is Vice President Mike Pence calling.”

Shields is an Eastlake High School senior and is currently applying to many top-notch universities, along with the Military Academies.

What was set up as another interview for the Military Academy, turned out to be so much more.

Vice President Pence continued to say, “Zach, I have made the decision to give you my Vice Presidential nomination to the United States Naval Academy. You have tremendous academics, leadership in athletics, and I appreciate that you started a Christian Club at your school – becoming the biggest club on campus. It’s a privilege to nominate you.”

Zach and his parents spoke to Pence for about 5 minutes.

Shields joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss his phone call with Vice President Pence.

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