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Katherine Pittore has recently graduated from Boston Latin School as a member of the Class of 2004. She lives in the Back Bay with her mother, and plans to continue her education next year at McGill University in Montreal, hoping to double major in International Development and Geography.

Outside of school, Katherine was involved two sports teams: Varsity swimming for five years (where she competed in butterfly and freestyle), and the Varsity sailing team for four years, sailing on all forms of polluted water in the Boston area, rivers and oceans. During the winter, her only season off, she participated in the debate team and several volunteer jobs ranging from tutoring to working at Rosie’s Place, a soup kitchen for homeless women, to volunteering for the MSPCA. Katherine also works at a pool (always near water) as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

When she is not engaged in sports or working, Katherine enjoys going to dinner with friends and traveling with her family.

Katherine became interested in public service on a mission trip to Honduras with her church in 2001, where she worked to build a dam and water cistern to bring water to a small village several hours from the capital, Tegucigalpa. While in Honduras, she realized the extreme poverty that much of the world lives in and became interested in working to serve the international community. However, one must understand how local politics work before understanding global politics, so she decided to begin with state government.

Although Katherine is still undecided about possible careers, she would like to do something involving travel and international policy. This summer she hopes to learn more about state government and local politics.

Katherine’s sponsor is Kevin Honan, State Representative for Allston Brighton.