National Junior Honor Society

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As a candidate for the National Junior Honor Society, I understand that is it not important to only have good grades and help the community. Being in NJHS means that you have to be a role model to everyone around you. A role model is someone who is a leader, demonstrates citizenship, and has good character. One aspect of being a role model is having leadership. Honesty, integrity, commitment, passion, accountability, and empathy are some of the qualities that all leaders should have. Personally, I show all of these qualities. Growing up, I was taught that if you are not honest with someone, the truth will come out. I stand by this motto everyday to not only benefit me, but to benefit others. I encourage others to live by this motto to help…show more content…
Integrity is another quality that I also grew up with. Knowing the difference between right and wrong is a good quality to have. Through the 13 years of my life, I have learned that it is always important to do what is right, even if there could be consequences that follow. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” These words were spoken singer/songwriter Bob Marley. Having commitment and passion for something can make you an outstanding leader. Being an athlete, I know the importance of commitment and passion. If you are passionate about doing something, then you will be more committed. Personally, I think know that the NJHS will be a good fit for me because I am very passionate about helping people and I would be very committed in doing so. Accountability and responsibility go hand in hand for leaders. Taking full responsibility for your wrongdoing will prove that you are a leader and will not hold anyone else accountable for your mistakes. Working in a group setting, whether it is in my school/community or in my sports teams,…show more content…
In my community, I donate to St Jude’s Hospital for cancer research. Almost half of my family has had some kind of cancer. Donating to St. Jude’s Hospital helps me give back to people who have already lost their lives, are undergoing treatment, or anyone who might have cancer in the future. In my 7th grade year, another student and I raised money to help find a cure for Type One Diabetes. The money that we raised went to an organization called “Beyond Type One” so that they can use it to perform scientific experiments to find a cure. Finally, in my 5th grade year at LaPerche Elementary, I created an organization that helped soldiers. I worked with my 5th grade teacher to help spread the word. I collected all sorts of toiletries and essentials for soldiers that had been deployed. As you can see, being a good citizen is near and dear to my
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