ATLANTA, Ga. -- Martha Brianne Hardesty of West Lafayette has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at The Ohio State University. Hardesty is the daughter of John and Lynn Hardesty of West Lafayette.

"It is only fitting that a top academic achiever like Martha be recognized by Golden Key," said John W. Mitchell, Golden Key's Chief Executive Officer. "Our members are inspired and motivated not only to achieve exceptional academic accomplishments but also to make a positive impact on our world through the Society's commitment to service."

Golden Key International Honour Society is the world's premier collegiate honor society, with more than 1.7 million members and over 360 chapters in United States, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The global nonprofit organization provides academic recognition to top-performing college and university students, as well as scholarships and awards, career and internship opportunities, networking, service and leadership development opportunities. Membership into the Society is by invitation only, to students in all fields of study. Golden Key was founded in 1977 in Atlanta, Ga. The society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

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