TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Gulls fleeing frozen Great Lakes fill skies over Pittsburgh’s Point
  2. CMU software eases task of mining prostitution ads
  3. New CEO eager to revitalize Pittsburgh International Airport
  4. Pittsburgh mayor denies ethics investigation into his ‘Undercover Boss’ performance
  5. Newsmaker: Ron Croushore
  6. 2nd lawsuit filed against Gov. Wolf seeking reinstatement of open records director
  7. Goodell defends league, dodges difficult questions
  8. Pa. Turnpike claims software fraud, wants $45M
  9. Police say couple in Oakland murder-suicide had ‘troubled’ relationship
  10. Penn Hills water main break creates car-swallowing sinkhole
  11. Woman, 77, dies in Monroeville house fire