Moreover, I hope to find other organizations and opportunities to serve others, either on or off campus, that will make others' lives better, possibly even becoming involved in initiatives run by the local school system, since I hope to be heavily involved in at least one of the local schools as I
Along with Phi Theta Kappa, my goals are to make our world a better place and with what my life choices have made me and my educational journey has taught me, I will exercise all opportunities presented to me to help make a difference in our world. During my recent summer employment working with children, I received a strong confirmation that people, especially children, are struggling with choices and will quickly act to do something only to receive something, and this created a great deal of sadness and wonder inside me. My summer experience, along with the knowledge, skills and courage I have gained through Phi Theta Kappa leadership conferences, I am increasingly determined to reach out to help instill what is good in others, especially in our children, who hold their future in their hands. I have always enjoyed reaching out to my community, serving and learning about the people around me. There was a time I volunteered at an organization as a youth soccer coach and a roller hockey coach knowing I had never played before, I must say it was the most fun learning how to lead experience.
It is a great honor to be nominated as a member of the National Honor Society. There are many reasons why I want to take part in NHS. One reason why I want to be in it is to continue to grow academically with people who have the same goals as me. I want to be encouraged, not discouraged by the people around me. If I get into NHS, it will give me a lot of opportunities to be a leader.
The first reason why I should be in National Junior Honor Society is because of my leadership skills. The first example of my leadership skills are applied to my youth group in the Cecilton Parish. I am the treasurer and help with the Ideas for fundraising. We, as a group held a spaghetti dinner for the church and I managed the money and the setting. Pursuing this further, I actively show leadership in school.
The eleventh of May, two-thousand twelve, my world collapsed. It was as if every piece of my life was crumbling into a pile of brokenness. David Martin Pearson of eighteen years, had passed away from a brutal fight against brain cancer. David showed me there is more to life than battles, devastating occurrences, and depression. Since the passing of my brother, my life has completely changed to becoming a leader and taking a stand for those who are unable to fight.
I believe I display all of the qualities mentioned in the four pillars of National Honor Society. I am a person of good character who displays the six pillars of character in everything I do. I provide leadership and service in many ways and value education as a lifelong learner. Being a member of the National Honor Society would motivate me even more to be the best version of myself and help to create change in positive
Today I am deeply humbled to be recognized as a potential member of the National Honor Society. To me this means I have exemplified everything you look for in a student who goes above and beyond, not just in academics but in athletics, the community and at home as well. I have not taken this selection for granted, as I believe would be a great asset to the National Honor Society. I am hardworking, honest, reliable and quite charismatic too. I hold all the qualities required by the distinguished NHS like leadership, service, character and scholarship.
It is an extraordinary honor to be considered as a candidate for the National Honor Society. Being considered means I have achieved my goal in demonstrating my determination- in school and outside of school- and my willingness to aid people in my community. Being a part of such a prestigious organization is an enormous responsibility to which I will fully devote my time. Ever since I was a freshman, my goal was to work diligently to be among the highest scholars and to be accepted into this scholarly “hall of fame”. Through my relentless hard work and perseverance, I believe that I possess the four characteristics of a National Honor Society member- leadership, service, character, and scholarship.
Every week I spend time at the Morristown Medical Center as a volunteer, where I am able to help keep things functioning in the hospital at the highest speed possible and hopefully brighten a few patients’ days. Also, I’ve enjoyed helping refereeing youth basketball games for the past two seasons and being able to talk with the kids. It is a great opportunity to give back to a program which gave me so much in the five years I played in it when I was younger. Furthermore, I am excited for even more opportunities to have an impact on my community which being a part of National Honor Society would aid in.
In 2010, I decided to leave my country and immigrate to America, hoping to build a better life for me and my family. When you're born African, and living in a west African country (Ivory Coast) tore apart by a ten years civil war, and you are in your late twenties, you also hold that time is on your side and everything is still possible. Holding that for truth, I seized the first opportunity to immigrate to the USA and bet for a new beginning. I'm fully aware that many people before me have taken such decisions. Some of them have succeeded and some of them have failed.
Cesar Chavez has inspirational core values to accept all people, celebrate the community, respect life and the environment, non-violence, innovation, preference to help the most needy, knowledge, sacrifice, service to others, and determination. His first core value to accept all people, I was raised to not judge people based on their race or religion. Being raised this way has made me curious about other peoples backgrounds and cultures. Therefore, during my years in college I would like to spend a semester abroad in order to incorporate myself in another culture and learn as much as possible. Celebrating the community, one of the major ways that I have done this is being involved in Florence All-Around 4-H. We take pride in giving back to the community whether it is to help an elderly couple clean up their yard or volunteering for town events.
I have realized that it is more than just being the best player; it is about being a leader. I was always taught respect is not owed; it is earned. I hope to be a leader at Duke University. For the past four years my fellow teammates have voted me captain of our varsity lacrosse team at Orono High School. I have developed skills to help make me a better leader through my peers and fellow captains, as well as my leadership classes at Orono.