Kyle Smiddie ’11 was raised to believe that what a person does for, and with, others who are less fortunate is the measure of that person’s worth. It was the lesson taught by his parents – a potter and a school psychologist – on their 45-acre farm in Appalachia, surrounded by a community marked by poverty and struggle. And it was the reason for his applying to the highly-competitive U.S. Department of Justice’s Honors Program, the only way for entry-level attorneys to join the DOJ.