Matt Bachman one of the Best of Freshman Writing

Sophomore Matt Bachman, a civil engineering major and honors scholar at Penn State Brandywine, found he has a talent he never imagined: writing. Matt submitted an essay that was accepted for publication in Penn State University's annual journal, Best of Freshman Writing, Volume 14.

"I was surprised but really happy when I got the e-mail," Matt, of Newark, Del., said of his essay titled, "The United States' Failure to Sign the Rights of the Child" making the cut. "I always liked writing and I hear a lot of engineers struggle with it so we'll see how that works out for me."

On choosing such an important and serious topic, Matt said he had never heard of the United Nations' treaty his essay was based on until he was asked to research it for a one-credit library studies course required for all honors students. When asked to write an essay for ENGL 030, Mattndecided to revisit the topic, not realizing so many people would find his thoughts so compelling.

You can read Matt's essay at: http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/bof/mattbachman.htm

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