Eventually, with her help, Oher made the honor roll his senior year. She became a large part of his success throughout high school and college and beating the odds. To conclude, the main idea throughout the book I Beat the Odds, written by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger, is despite the odds, Michael Oher fulfilled his dreams. He did so by surrounding himself with positive role models and great friends. If he did not do so, he would have been a victim of his own fate.
Throughout high school, I excelled in the classroom and I pride myself in this accomplishment. I currently on course for receiving an Academic Honors diploma come graduation at the end of May. An academic Honor diploma requires each student to take at least three years of a foreign language, at least 2 Advanced Placement classes, and all honors courses for each class, if provided. Occasionally, keeping up with all these high level classes posed a challenge, especially with extra curricular activities, but staying focused on achieving superb grades for collegiate purposes earnestly reassured me to continue to work hard. My current GPA is 4.046, which I am extremely proud of and this GPA ranked me 9th out of 140 students in the senior class.
Why I chose an apprenticeship over university... Like most college students I had no idea what I wanted to do after I had finished Studying for my A-levels. It seemed like my only option was to go to university, this certainly seemed to be the norm with my peers. So I applied for English Literature and Law Programmes and successfully got conditional offers for both. I then started an LLB Law course at the University of Sunderland in September. I still had no idea which field I wanted to go into after my first year and the enormous work load left me feeling thoroughly distressed.
Every semester was goal was to get straight A’s but with balancing school and a child, sometimes there just were not enough hours in the day to get perfect grades. Despite the demanding academic and home schedule I proudly earned high enough grades to be recognized on the WSU Presidential Awards Program: President’s Honor Roll and I was additionally offered membership to the Honor Society. I was ecstatic to be offered membership to the Honor Society. Immediately I envisioned myself at graduation wearing my cap and gown complemented with Honor Society Regalia. The thought of wearing the regalia was a significant visual indication of the hard work I did and I was eager to show it off to my family, friends and fellow
I believe that I deserve this scholarship for several reasons. One of the reason to why I deserve this scholarship is because I have worked really hard to do as good as I can throughout high school. I have maintained a grade point average of a 3.214 on a 4.0 scale, and with this GPA it has landed me a spot in the top 30 percent of my graduating class. Another reason that I deserve to win this scholarship is because I have participated in activities and clubs though the school that have gained me knowledge along with the opportunity to give back to my community. For example, my participation in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America has given me the knowledge to be a better person and has given me the opportunity to give back by
Being on the Science Olympiad team at my middle school was something of a great honor. Our team was renowned for doing well at the state level and for consistently qualifying for the national tournament. They had a tradition of excellence, and they wore it well. To even be considered, hopeful applicants had to take a grueling two-hour test about general science knowledge. Some were outright rejected, and the lucky few that qualified were sorted between a junior varsity team and a varsity team.
Of course, I was a student that hoped to attend an accredited university, but in order to, I knew I had to get outstanding grades. I was a hard worker throughout high school, and tried my best every year. I was really motivated to take AP courses as a freshman, unfortunately my school only provided honors, but I found out later that it acted as a substitute, and was accepted just the same. I took advantage of anything they had handed to me. My priorities at this moment are maintaining an outstanding GPA all through high school, and promoting quality leadership in everything I do.
Around my junior year is the when I knew had to start narrowing down my college choices. I was very excited to finally see I was one step closer to going into adult hood. Unfortunately, my Aunt passed away during my junior year which put my family in a financial bind trying to pay for her funeral because she didn’t have any life insurance. We didn’t except an unfortunate event to happen but I knew I had to sty strong and stay true to my dream. While she
Junior year was a bit challenging for me. It was not challenging because of the work, but I joined a career program. I had to keep up with both of my schools. For me to be successful with so many things going on, I had to stay organized and think ahead. My success was that I kept all my grades above a C+.
In “Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Says,” David Leonhardt claims that because a four year degree benefits individuals both professionally and economically it is more than worth the investment. Throughout the entirety of Leonhardt’s article, he claims that education is the answer to all financial problems because it provides many financial benefits. He emphasizes that going to college is the path to living a bourgeois life because students will earn more money in the long run. Opportunities that come with a college degree are extremely beneficial to students because it will help them to be able to live in that type of life style, as stated by the author.
Being around such amazing places of knowledge sparked her interest in attending college at a young age. Throughout her entire high school career Lucy Clarke demonstrated academic excellence, in fact, she finished her high school career with a 4.3 GPA. Lucy took every assignment she had very seriously
I am extremely honored to be considered for the National Technical Honor Society. I have been looking forward to this moment for two years now. I strongly believe I would be a good candidate for NTHS because, I am a dedicated hardworking student who strives to be the best I can be. I also believe NTHS would be a great benefit not only towards my scholastic abilities but also to my character. As a student, I have set high standards for my future, focusing on my studies and looking forward to college.
As a student at Catalina Foothills High School, I believe I have lived up to the tenet of service and display ideals that the National Honors Society seek for in a student and citizen in society. If I am granted membership into the society, I believe I can contribute my qualities to the community as a member of Catalina Foothills National Honor Society and demonstrate the highest standards of behavior to represent our school honorably. To begin, I would like to establish the importance school and grades plays in my life. As of freshman year, my GPA has been a 3.8, but it constantly continues to grow and improve. My grades are a top priority in my life, because I’m aware that in order to succeed in life you need to be knowledgeable of how the world works.
After graduating from MHS, the next challenge in my mission to ascend from my circumstances was to become the best student at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). With consideration of my mother not graduating high school, it was imperative and self- driving that I reward her sacrifices by excelling in my academic career. Eager to outperform, consequently, I earned the Smeal Merit Diversity Scholarship for three consecutive years (Freshmen-Junior) at Penn State. This prestigious scholarship is only awarded to the top five minority business students at Penn State. In addition to my academic successes, I became very active on campus and served as a leader at the top of four different campus-organizations.