Family of the Year inspires student to embrace her passion

The Zakin family (from the left) Kara, Adam, Connor, Ryan and Kacie.

When facing a hard decision that would affect the next four years of her life, Kacie Zakin turned to her parents for advice. They inspired her to follow her dreams, no matter the cost.  ​

Every year Mason recognizes the critical role families play in a student’s life and honors a family, nominated by a student, during Family Weekend. This year, the Zakin family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has won the Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award, based on an essay written by Kacie Zakin. ​

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