So far, my life has been full of change. I was born in, India, and moved around for many of the early years of my life. I went from, Toronto, Dayton, Cincinnati, Wheaton, and finally, Elk Grove Village, in a six-year span of my life. These formative years were great for me because my parents always pushed me to do my best. Academically, I was pushed into performing the best I could such as trying my best in English class even though it was a struggle in the beginning. Socially, I was pushed into situations that I had to adapt to, such as changing schools every couple years. I was also pushed physically into trying everything I could possibly be comfortable with to see what I enjoy doing. These challenges helped form who I am and pushed me to …show more content…
They taught me that an educated person is one who can accomplish great things. They pushed me to be that person. They pushed me to do the best I can academically. An accomplishment that I am proud of is being inducted into the, “National Honor Society.” This has proven to me that hard work and dedication pays off and has allowed me to be recognized for all the sacrifices made to achieve high grades in the most challenging courses offered at my high school. This would never have been possible if not for the "push" my family gave me towards education and hard …show more content…
Experiences. such as seeing my grandma go through open heart surgery helped shape what I wanted to do. Through that experience, I decided that I wanted to become a cardiologist, so I can help people. Just like the doctor that saved my grandma 's life nine years ago. Five years ago, I went on a family trip to, India. When we passed the notorious slums of, Mumbai, I noticed how many people were missing limbs. My family told me that some were forced to do this so that they could get more money from tourists. Recent 3d printing technology, my desire to help people, and the goals I have set for myself make me want to help people like them by providing them with artificial limbs. After becoming a cardiologist, I hope to open a hospital and be able to provide the poor with cheap, quality health care, and expand to as many countries as I can. However, none of this will be possible without education. Therefore, my family 's advice to become as educated as I can remains
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The most character building experience in my life was when I joined the National Junior Honor Society in middle school. Engaging in NJHS has molded me into honing the attributes of leadership, citizenship, scholarship, service, and character. For instance, involving myself in community service like Relay For Life, not only aided me with the chance to assist my community but has helped me to develop citizenship and service. Furthermore, being in the organization has made me realize that I can assume the role of leadership and guide my fellow classmates by being a role model. Consequently, I became further aware of the importance of education and have been gradually becoming, increasingly studious.
I chose National Honor Society as my most important activity to me. Being a part of National Honor Society means to me that I have accomplished many of my goals in my academic career; such as my grade point average and my upper ranking amongst my fellow classmates. I chose this also because it allows me to be a leader for my classmates and school members.
I believe the efforts we do not make in prior life can be mistakes or setbacks for our future goals. At the time, we may lack knowledge which could help us reach goals that we did not know we wanted in prior years. For me, this goal was to be a member of the Incarnate Word High School National Honor Society. I met all but one of the requirements which was to maintain an average of 94 or higher. As a freshman, I thought this was out of reach for me and pointless to work toward so I decided to put NHS out of my sight.
My parents are responsible for my determination and work ethic. They came to this country with nothing but were able to raise me to be the strong woman that I am today. Adapting to American society has been a challenge, but nothing I couldn't conquer. I have learned how to maneuver through the fast paced environment of this country and have adapted in order to succeed. I have learned that I need to work hard in order to be successful and that opportunity doesn't come to anyone easily but you have to find your way.
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 National Honor Society, NHS, was officially started by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921. It started in a Pittsburg high school, but quickly grew throughout the nation. NHS has maintained a long history of admitting exemplary students into the organization. NHS developed four main tenants that have helped guide the purpose, as Zeiger (n.d.) explained: "to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools". I have chosen to do the National Honors Society, because it helped me throughout my junior and senior years in high school.
The National Honor Society is an opportunity for many students, who are well educated with dreams and leaderships skills, to upgrade themselves. The sole purpose of this organization is to endeavor leaders in different societies to help out their community. It will help colleges to notify the leaders when looking at students’ resumes, for those students in this organization will be the few who are well-developed leaders in their school. Since this will be the first time to be given the opportunity to contribute to this organization, I may not know everything about the requirements in which I need to manage.
I believe that I exemplify the characteristics of a National Honor Society Member. As shown by my introduction to the candidate process, I strive to demonstrate my commitment to the ideal of being a good scholar. I work as a leader in the classroom helping my fellow peers and outside of school as a leader for my Boy Scout troop. I try to serve the community to the best of my ability and to help out in the classroom. I demonstrate my character by being responsible, trustworthy and following a strong moral compass.
The skills I have been able to develope since joining the National Honor Society are skills that I will will use for the rest of my life. Before joining the National Honor Society I was a typically high school student who really did not care about anything around him. Since joining the NHS I have grown a new appreciation for everything around me. I have grown as a leader and a person and I have learned to have a new outlook on life.
It is because of them that I aspire to be a college graduate, ready to head out into the world and help others while making my parents
Our lives are marked by events that make us grow and mature. We cannot grow if we are too comfortable. Only by being out of our comfort zone will we notice substantial transformations in ourselves. Many times, to advance through obstacles, one must endure excruciating pain. To get through difficult situations the only option might be to reinvent yourself, to replace what you thought was fair and right, and adjust yourself to the new reality.
Growing up in a developing country during the early part of my life, I witnessed destitution and disease firsthand. I have seen women dying from minor childbirth complications, children suffering from disabling effects of polio, and villagers dying of MI – simply because their nearest medical facility was miles away. It was enough to keep one up at night; it frustrated me. Looking back, I realize my inspiration stems not from a medical role model but the would-be patients, the ones I so wanted to help. Their suffering nurtured my compassion and strengthened my resolve for the long-standing ambition of entering medicine.