Golden Key News
Eligible candidates for Golden Key should have received an invitation from Golden Key International headquarters to join Golden Key. Please join by 1 Nov 2013 to be included in the New Member Recognition Ceremony which is scheduled for 14 Nov 2013 in the MAC. Contact GK President, Midn 1/C Ken Williams-Pittner, for details.
Midshipman members of Golden Key are encouraged to apply to the many GK Scholarships available to students. Midshipmen are usually very competitive for these scholarships.
For Scholarship opportunities, visit the International Golden Key website.
Some previous National GK Scholarship Winners:
GK Scholarship Winner - Lindsay Chittenden, class of '06
GK Debate Scholarship Winner - Sale Lilly, class of '04
Every year, presented at the New Member Recognition Ceremony, new members of the USNA-chapter of Golden Key are selected for local scholarship awards. These are small monetary awards which acknowledge academic achievement. This past year's winners were:
Michael Mourafetis ('13), Geoffrey Desena ('13)
Midns 1/C Alexander Yachanin, Mark Colby
Midns 1/C Brian Holloway, Margaret Gilroy, Matthew Lanoue, Christopher Dinelli Honorable Mention
All new members of Golden Key this year are eligible for this year's scholarship awards.
Golden Key Travel to Regional Conferences
Current members of Golden Key have the opportunity to travel to regional conferences. Last year, we sent 5 midshipman Golden Key members to the Baltimore Regional Summit at UMBC to interact with other Mid-Atlantic Golden Key chapters, and learn about the leadership and service opportunities available to Golden Key members. Funds are available to support travel expenses.
For the past 3 years, the USNA-chapter of Golden Key has supported a class of elementary students at David Weir Elementary School in Fairfield, CA. The class, who is taught by Steve Patton (former Navy), has adopted USNA as their inspiration school. Midshipmen have written to the students to offer words of encouragement and to motivate them to stay in school. We hope to continue this interaction with the newest class of students. DAW classroom website