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Newsmaker: Zachary Patton

The University of Pittsburgh’s Outside the Classroom Curriculum awarded senior Zachary Patton a $1,500 grant to continue his work with Courthouse Kids, a nonprofit program inspiring youth civic engagement.
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 10:58 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh's Outside the Classroom Curriculum awarded Patton, a senior at Pitt, a $1,500 grant to continue his work with Courthouse Kids. Courthouse Kids uses takes students on an interactive tour of the Armstrong County's “haunted” jail, invites them to interact with local elected officials, and teaches them about the legal process. Courthouse Kids, which is staffed by volunteers, is funded by donations from local businesses, the Armstrong County District Attorney's Office and the University of Pittsburgh.

Age: 21

Residence: Kittanning

Family: Parents, Jacky and William Patton; sisters Aubrey, Lacey and Casey.

Occupation: Senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in philosphy and communication and rhetoric.

Background: President of the Interfraternity Council at Pitt, a member of the Out of the Classroom Curriculum Honorary Society and past vice president of Sigma Chi International Fraternity. Also interned with Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi and state Sen. Don White.

Quote: “I think it is a special thing that the university is recognizing that I'm helping students to allow them to pursue their goals that they otherwise would not be able to pursue.”

 

 

 
 


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