Homecoming is a time to show school spirit and celebrate the people of Augusta University. We had the opportunity to speak with the former Homecoming Duke and have him tell us a little bit about himself.
Zatrick Pearce is originally from Decatur, GA. He is an integrated studies major and will graduate in 2021.
During his time at Augusta University he applied to be Duke and won during the 2019 Homecoming. The Duke is a position on the Homecoming court that is crowned alongside the King, Queen and Duchess. Students have to apply to be on the royal court and are voted on by students.
When asked what does being Duke mean to you, he said “you can achieve anything by just being you!” His advice to fellow students is to stay true to yourself. He is excited to be a part of this year’s homecoming and to pass the crown on to the next student. “I have met some cool people while at AU and am thankful for the friendships I have made”, Zatrick said.
In addition to studying and holding the Duke 2019 title, Zatrick founded an organization on campus called “Black Men Don’t Cheat”. “I started this organization to help bring positive vibes to campus and help make it better”. The organization helps students with mental health, provides financial education, and brings positive vibes to fellow students.
Outside of AU, Zatrick enjoys being in nature, comedy, longboarding, and spending time with friends.