August 5, 2002
Allen inducted into Golden Key Honour Society
University of Washington senior Sean Michael Allen of Woodinville has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was individually honored during a campus ceremony.
"It is only fitting that a high academic achiever such as Sean be recognized by Golden Key," said Kali Boatright, Golden Key assistant executive director. "Our members are inspired and motivated by the challenge not only to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments but also to make a positive impact on our world through the Society's commitment to service."
Golden Key International Honour Society is a non-profit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.
The Society has more than 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Membership into the Society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.
Allen has also been selected to receive an honorary award recognition by having his biography published in the 25th annual edition of the National Dean's List 2001-2002, which also makes him eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.
The National Dean's List is the largest, most prestigious publication in the country, recognizing gifted students selected by their Deans, comparable faculty members or other educational organizations.
Each year, 2,500 colleges and universities use the publication as a special award to honor their best students.
Allen will graduate from the UW in August. His immediate future will include post-graduate studies in the education field. He plans on becoming an English or history teacher.
The Tolt High School graduate, who lives in the Woodinville area with his wife, Anna, is the son of Lisa and Kermit Allen of Duvall.