Leigh-Ann Barton, University of New England, Asia-Pacific Remote Community Literacy/Numeracy Service Award Winner


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

I am honoured to be the recipient of the Golden Key Asia –Pacific Remote Community Literacy/ Numeracy Service Award. The Scholarship will enable me to continue as a volunteer coordinator of the Smith Family’s Learning Club in rural New South Wales. The Learning Club assists disadvantaged students to do their homework in a safe and supportive environment, and promote literacy and numeracy skills. I will also be able to add to my teaching resources and continue along the path of trying to make a difference in the lives of children, now, and into the future.

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.