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Madeline Patterson

Madeline Patterson

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science,
Social Science, Secondary Education

Future Plans: Become a high school teacher to instill the importance of civics.

Honored Faculty: Dr. Jaclyn Kettler, Associate Professor of Political Science

Madeline’s time at Boise State University has been defined by her unwavering commitment to public service and civic engagement. As president of Boise State’s Menstrual Equity Club, Madeline organized period product drives benefitting the campus food pantry. She advocated for menstrual equity, testifying in front of legislative committees and leading initiatives to provide free period products for students. She grew her knowledge of government through working for Ada County Elections, interning at the Idaho State Legislature, and her professional year teaching in a local high school.

In recognition of her dedication to public service, Madeline has been honored as a Frank Church Scholar twice. As she prepares for her career in education, Madeline remains steadfast in her mission to empower students to explore their interests, advocate for causes they care about, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. Madeline looks forward to becoming a teacher to foster civil discourse and encourage respectful disagreement among young people.

Madeline is from Boise, Idaho.

Scholarships and Awards: Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Scholarship, Keith Stein Memorial Seniors for Success Scholarship, Frank Church Public Service Scholarship, Keith Stein Marching Band Scholarship, Blue Thunder Fall Pep Band Scholarship, Idaho Power Scholarship, Frank Church Scholar, Idaho Youth Philanthropist Award, Dean’s List with Highest Honors

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