Patrick published the essay entitled, “Faith in Our People, Faith in Our Democracy,” in the summer of 2008 in Elder & Leemaur Publishers’ scholarship essay contest, “Challenge The Experts,” book selecting the topic, “The Decline in Voter Turnout,” receiving recognition as among the top 3% from over 5,000+ essay entries.
In high school, he served as president for the Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC), and was involved in student government, marching and symphonic band, track and field, and Key Club.
Patrick’s highest post for Key Club International included serving as lieutenant governor for the California-Nevada-Hawaii Key Club District. As a member of the Policies, International, and Elections Committee (PIE), he worked in conjunction with the committee chair to aid in the facilitation of all district policies and bylaws, establish and promote relations with the international level, and organize all parts the district election process.
Patrick was awarded the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award in Boston, Massachusetts in 2006. In addition, he was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award by the National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2004. He completed over 350+ hours of community service throughout his high school career.