High School National Honor Society

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What defines an individual are the characteristics portrayed in their persona. Leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship is a combination of values that will set a high-minded standing citizen in the community, field and in the workforce. The activities that I have participated in have given me the opportunity to experience and enhance my knowledge in being a leader for my team and my community. Being the captain of the varsity swimming team has given me the opportunity to not just lead a wonderful team, but also learn about my teammates and consider them as family. It takes a lot of patience and knowledge to step up to the position of a leader. One of the things I have learned as the varsity swimming captain is that a leader is much …show more content…

Therefore, my ambition motivated me to join Keep Brownsville Beautiful on the effort to improve the community’s environment. I was part of the recycling events in which took place during many high school football games to collect empty plastic bottles to recycle them to reduce greenhouse effect. My other participations in community service events are with the National Honor Society. As the Parliamentarian for the Lopez Early College High School National Honor Society, I contributed in the participation of the organization to be present at the Mile of Hope to bring awareness for breast cancer. In addition, we organized a canned- food drive to be donated for the school’s janitors and those in need during the Thanksgiving break, we collected toys for “Toys For Tots”, wrote Christmas Cards for Veterans and volunteered at Spanish Meadows, a nursing home, to share the Christmas Spirit with the elders. In addition to helping the community, volunteering has helped me build the person I am today. The warm feeling that I get after volunteering is an honorable feeling that influences me to become a better person and makes me know that I can be there for

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