First off, I am humbled to be considered for membership of the National Honor Society. In my opinion on the foundation of the four pillars of NHS the FPC NHS chapter will benefit from my membership because I will bring intellect, drive, leadership, character, dedication to serve my community, honesty, respect, pride, discipline, compassion and among many other qualities a sense of humor. As an active member of my school and community I work hard to serve not just myself but those around me. I am an active volunteer throughout Flagler County as previously stated. I am a teenage volunteer at the Florida Hospital Flagler.
Diversity has been an integral part of the fabric of my life. Growing up as an Army Brat was very multi faceted. One of the most positive elements was the exposure I received in my schools and on post. My childhood neighborhoods were rich with different cultures, races and religious backgrounds. Many of my oldest friends share unique traditions that to the average town, would seem remarkable and even unfathomable.
“Full of history, beauty, and the latest technologies,” were the things I heard of the great country of Japan when I was younger, and due to its growing prevalence in Western society, it only continued to be a part of my life growing up. I’ve always had a curiosity in things that stand out and interest in cultures outside of my own and learning the perspectives of others and why their lives may differ so much from mine. I admire Japan’s society for quite a few reasons. I appreciate their hospitality, not quite unlike the “southern hospitality” I’ve come to know in Georgia, and the virtue of revering your elders and respecting them is also something I’ve come to admire greatly, wishing the same could be incorporated or said for American society.
SKMC embraces a richly diverse student body. Many schools do not—though most give lip service. I believe I can contribute to the diversity of the SKMC community in a number of valuable ways: I have been nicknamed “Panda” for being African American, Jewish, and Japanese, and I grew up celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas, while also acquiring Japanese language and cultural fluency. I can speak from multiple minority perspectives and the uniqueness of being transcultural. Because of my background, I know the pain of being treated like an outsider and I am profoundly committed to inclusion and compassion.
In addition, my stepfather is Iranian and speaks Persian, and his beliefs and culture have also influenced the inner workings of my family. In sum, my unique cultural identity crosses Salvadoran, American, and Persian perspectives, which I believe enriches Hillsboro’s cultural community as well as my take on how multiplicity can bring people together. I am inspired to unite people of different backgrounds everyday
Georgia Daze was very impactful in my decision in coming to the University of Georgia. As a high school senior, I was a bit skeptical about attending a university where the Black population is less that 10%. Georgia Daze showed me that I would not be alone on this large campus. The organization welcomed me into the “BUGA” family with open arms. Though I was with a group of strangers, I never felt uncomfortable or out of place; the feeling of family was overwhelmingly beautiful.
It makes perfect sense that Horace Mann’s forward thinking philosophies in education and social reform attracted particular mindsets of students who wanted a liberal college lifestyle. The writings suggest, even as early as the late 1850’s, that students who came from all over the country had determination, and could be problematic. The students’ mindsets, no doubt, impacted the small village of Yellow Springs throughout its history. Still, Antioch College is proud of its students who participate in institutional decision-making and for being one of the “first to make a commitment to community
Being so close to home will allow me to branch out and experience life while also having a sense of familiarity with the area that I have grown to know and love. I also really embrace the Seahawk life as a whole and have really taken notice as of late at just how much school spirit there is around the campus, which is something that I really value. My major which is not entirely offered at UNC Wilmington is very important to me as I strive to become an athletic director, but I have spoken to a few people that are taking the same career path as me that have told me that the admissions department was eager to work with them to piece together exactly the courses they need. The entire atmosphere just makes me feel more comfortable than other places that I have the options of being and when I see myself in the next years I see myself at UNC Wilmington. This would be the best decision for me not just for the reasons mentioned above, but for my well being in order for me to
What followed was an intense sense of gratification for doing something for the benefit of others. From there, I dove into as many community service opportunities as possible, including sports, school clubs, and mentorship programs. While my responsibilities as freshmen class vice president were small in the grand sceme, my experience on the student council were perhaps the most enlightening. Primarily, I learned the importance of teamwork and inclusion because I had to work with other class officers to organize events, including spirit hall decorations and my high school’s annual air guitar
But with the work ethics I have that I’ve learned throughout high school, and will continue to learn in college will help me accomplish these much easier. Other goals that I will have is to help my family with their goals. Helping family and friends is a big part in this world today. By helping my family and friends they will help me
Therefore, I plan to continue my active involvement in extracurricular activities while I am a college student. As a junior in high school, I was inducted into the National Honor Society for doing exceptionally well in my academic endeavors and actively participating in volunteer events. My contributions through this organization have made a significant impact on both my personal development and my community’s support services. The numerous volunteer projects in which I have participated have prepared me to continue helping others in the future. Through projects such as building houses from the ground-up with Habitat for Humanity, I have developed teamwork skills, discovered my management potential, and increased my social network, all while working to provide services for less fortunate individuals in my community.
I enjoyed being a part of the James Madison community. I liked being at a university whose goal is get students to become hard working and community based. I loved the diversity and philanthropy that JMU offers. I met outstanding citizens, whose backgrounds all were different, that merged together to become one big community. I also loved how the courses challenged me to think critically and exceed beyond my regular realm of thinking.
As a student, I participate in many clubs and extracirricular activities to promote myself as a positive leader or influence to others. I always maintain an A gradepoint average so I will have better chances for college and other future educational needs. I participate in National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, and Reading Team for clubs. In National Honor Society, we are prepared for leadership and a general lifelong success. In Peer Mediation we promote the idea of problem solving with the process of doing so by putting peers together.
The boys and girls club has many great sports activities to join in to help get kids out of the street and become more active in their community. They are there for you when you need them the most and you make so many new positive friends through the activities they have. Camp voyageur was my favorite camp they made you feel wanted and you never felt left out the camp leaders helped you become a leader and made you feel more independent. Boys and girls club have shown me a lot in life and I want to further my education so that someday I can give back to them. With all of my reasons why I want to further my education the most important reason is so I can give back to my family and community one day.