Becoming an NHS member recognizes my scholastic achievements but, just as important, it gives me the opportunity to continue expanding my leadership skills, strengthening my character for future challenges; all while simultaneously being of service to my community and my school. I am committed to working hard using my skills and talents to make a positive change in the world. Membership in the National Honor Society gives me the unique opportunity to interact with other like-minded students who will develop into the future leaders of society. When I first became aware
My appointment to General McLane’s LINK Crew is an amazing opportunity to gain leadership training and utilize it within my local community. LINK Crew is a faculty-appointed organization that utilizes forty driven juniors and seniors to help transfer students and incoming freshman become orientated to the high school culture and rules. Leaders act as student mentors for new kids by helping them find their classes, teaching them small life-lessons, and introducing them to faculty, teachers, and other new students. Each year, we go through over fifteen hours of training regarding leadership, public speaking, and communication skills in order to present to new students several times a year. We also act as leaders within sports, academic, extracurricular,
Whatever the interest, students will be able to connect with like-minded peers to develop leadership skills while serving their community. In fact, OLLU encourages co-curricular activities by incorporating service learning into every degree program. Students have five fraternities and sororities to choose from depending on their interests. The university’s Greek life organizations promote acceptance and understanding of people and their diversity. Student groups include a variety of musical groups, journalism and publication outlets, and performing arts.
SPARCS incorporates elements of CBT with a focus on mindfulness and problem-solving skills (De Rosa et. al., 2006). The intervention consists an average of 16 weekly group sessions that are about an hour in length. As adolescents increasingly value autonomy and independence during this stage of life, the influence of peer groups intensifies dramatically. Thus, a group intervention such as SPARCS may be especially powerful for this population and allow youths to connect with peers that are often experiencing similar traumas.
Getting great grades sets you on the path to a great big world of opportunities. On the other hand, service, character and leadership help separate the stellar, from the great in the final determination. The National Honors Society is an organization looking to recruit all the stellar students, and these kids are the ones who improve the schools and communities of this nation. Kids with character help keep kindness flowing around the world. Along with character, kids that volunteer and provide service for their communities help improve the lives for everyone around them.
As a co-leader for the Greater Bethesda AMSA chapter, I work to support the professional goals of the NIH post-baccalaureate fellows through hosting panel discussions, group meetings regarding the professional school application process, and organizing mock interviews. In addition, I organize community and volunteer opportunities such as Kids Enjoy Exercise Now. It is fulfilling to witness students gain valuable knowledge and support while navigating through the application process. Working as an officer for AMSA has taught me the value of being a co-leader, that is working with other leaders to achieve a common goal and how to plan events based on the needs of the student community.
In National Honor Society, I engage in volunteer projects for community service hours which showcase the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. I also hold the Secretary position in SADD club. My duties include making announcements, informing members of upcoming meetings, and helping other officers with their duties.
During my time with the club I often met with Kiwanis (A organization of volunteers), soon I learned that Kiwanis created The Key club to give high school students an opportunity to serve their community. I also uncovered that The Georgia Institute of Technology also enjoys a Kiwanis club. In terms of service I believe that through community service, I may make a positive contribution to Georgia Tech upon arrival. I am very excited to join Kiwanis in college. I have always served locally, but I am exuberant to assist broader
Leadership, a drive to serve, and a strong character are crucial aspects of those who wish to live successful and prosperous lives, and unsurprisingly, are desirable traits for those in National Honor Society. Leadership is the ability to motivate, inspire, and guide others in forming a favorable outcome. Instances that I have exhibited leadership include being the captain for two years in a row for Black History Quiz Bowl and being both a counselor and teacher at a 4-H summer camp. The ability to serve helps bring out a person’s humility, selflessness, and deeper understanding of how the world interacts. Character is a culmination of traits that make up a well-rounded person, such as being altruistic or possessing comradeship.
PILLAR was founded in 1999 by Bonnie Riley as an institute to promote lifelong learning. The PILLAR Institute now offers over 300 classes a year to its members of all ages and encourages additional involvement through community lectures, tours, and trips. This non-profit organization partners with WES to support student scholarships and projects by donating part of their proceeds to the society. A special PILLAR tour through the Van Briggle Pottery during the Van Briggle Pottery Festival is a popular and exciting partnered event for the community to support the two
The Junior Reserve officers Training Corps (JROTC) program mission throughout many years has been to motivate young people to become better citizens. You obtain the opportunity to improve not only as a student, but also as a person. A few things the program is responsible for is teaching self –discipline, increasing self-esteem, and encouraging citizenship through participation in community service projects. There are many positions in a JROTC battalion, which are important, but one position that stands out more due to the amount of responsibility it comes with is the battalion commander. As a Battalion Commander some of the duties are to provide guidance to the Battalion staff officers, supervise their work to ensure all planned activities
The Lenawee County Fair is not only fun, but educational for children and adults alike. 4-H members from around the county attend the annual Lenawee County Fair to display their progress and hard work from the previous year. There are barns filled with 4-H animals and projects. On the midway there is food, entertainment, and rides. First, is 4-H. 4-H is a large part of the County Fair.
Education is a necessary tool that you carry throughout your life. School is the first place to provide you with that, after your parents. School is an integral part of shaping who you are and giving you the exact tools you need to succeed and I believe joining clubs is an extension of learning and it is a great way of having fun. I love to be an active part of the school community. It is a great way of giving back to the place that has given me so much.
New Day Youth and Family Services has been working to improve the lives of at-risk youth in New Mexico for over 40 years. New Day provides a life-building skills academy, a safe home, and other ventures to help young people successfully pursue positive life trajectories. In the last few years, New Day has committed to building positive relationships with young people and adults by adopting the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA). NHA is a well-regarded strengths-based parenting strategy that focuses attention on positive behaviors and limits attention to negative behaviors. New Day has adopted NHA with the hope that a radical shift in the kind of attention that youth receive -- “a rewriting of the negative script” they are accustomed to hearing