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In the article, Want to Get Into College by Angel B. Perez, a Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Pitzer College, in Claremont, California (2012), argues that failure is an option in human nature and that 's people should embrace it and learn how to recover from it to gain experience to make less mistakes. Perez point of view of this topic is that there 's no perfection and it 's fine to mistakes, failing and getting back up even stronger and more experience than before doesn 't show failure it shows courage and heart that you don’t give up no matter the predicament you in. The author’s purpose is that there’s no perfection in the world, he wants more students that want to fail and not afraid to show it but can also get
Many individuals experience different amounts of failure in their lifetimes. Many learn and grow from their defeats and others let it keep them from succeeding. I made sure that failure was another obstacle to success. Icons like Randy moss didn’t let failure get the best of him when he didn’t make the freshman high school football team, and look at him now, he is one of the best Football players of all time.
Jane Goodall once said, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” For being a member in the National Honor Society, you are required to make choices involving the four pillars representing the activity itself; scholarship, service, leadership, and even character. Like Goodall says, you have the power to make anything happen, but it is your gift to be able to choose what you will produce. If anyone is being honest, it is a privilege to qualify for such an inspirational activity. Being a part of The National Honor Society requires you to encompass scholarship, service and character which I tend to often demonstrate and constantly strive for.
I have always believed these lessons help me in my everyday life and the classroom. If I don’t do well on a test, forget my homework or I don’t do well on a project I don’t let it get me down. I think learning what you did wrong, fixing it, and getting it right the next time should be the goal. A failure needs to become a learning experience that you can build off of.
Being selected to be a candidate for membership in the Kenwood chapter of National Honor Society is a great honor for me. It means that I have achieved my goal of demonstrating my determination to be a part of something that appreciates and values students with exceptional qualities. I believe that I am able to become a valuable member of the NHS because I am hard working, reliable and I possess all the qualities required by this prestigious organization, such as scholarship, leadership, character, and service abilities. Over the years I have begun to realize that one of my best qualities is my determination.
Throughout high school, I have involved myself with various activities, both curricular and extracurricular. As a member of National Honor Society (NHS), I participate in numerous public service events. Some of which include volunteering at Springdale’s annual Strawberry Festival, Senior Citizen Brunch and Street Fair amongst a variety of school functions such as Education Celebration and our recent Job Fair. Through NHS, I also tutor other students in the High School as well as students of any age in the district at the Springdale Public Library. Outside from NHS, I have volunteered at a variety of places. Due to my passion for soccer, I have served as a soccer camp coach for QuickSkills Soccer Camp, and am currently volunteer assistant coaching
The Pillars of National Honor Society have influenced my life even before I recognized what they were. For Scholarship, I have spent the past four years dedicating my attention to my studies. I’ve spent hours after school studying particular tests. Matter of fact, I spent my seventeenth birthday taking a mock exam for my Calculus test. I’ve always kept my goal of succeeding in mind and worked hard to make my family proud. As for Service, I’ve always enjoyed aiding others in any way possible. I find a particular sense of fulfillment when I’m able to be of use to others. To me it’s so much more than getting the service done, it’s about making a difference in someone’s life. I come from a background where very few people helped my parents when
When asked “What does it mean to be described as “a person of character” it brought two things to my mind, what is a character and as to what kind of character am I. The choices we made throughout our life help mold the proverbial clay that is our character; from where we decided to sit at the lunch table when we were in pre-school to whether or not we picked up some trash that laid on the ground and threw it away, these choices big or small created our character. Breaking down the question a person of character, in essence, is who we really are as people. The things that we say, do, and experience are the things that separate and make each and every single one of us are own unique individual, but what is my character? I reflect back trying to think of everything I have done, and it's hard to come up with my character. When I was little I always tried to keep to myself; I never really wanted to be more than be an average student. I would go to school and would go home every day and never tried to do more. I never was a leader at that age; I was known to be kind and caring but I rarely took charged of a situation and always stayed in the background. It wasn’t until around 8th grade that things started to change, I began to realize that I
In high school I was a part of thirteen activities and clubs ranging from National Honor Society and other volunteering clubs to Cross Country and Track. Of these thirteen, I was an exec for five. Most of my time was devoted to my roles in Cross Country as Team Captain, Student Council as Student Body Treasurer, Science Club as Co-VP, D.A.R.E club as an officer, and being a freshman mentor. Senior year my environmental science team took second place at both Regionals and State
My time volunteering for HOSA has played a big part in my induction into the National Honor Society. As a member of the Alexander High School National Honor Society, I had the privilege of being a part of a prestigious student organization that also involved volunteering whether it was by helping out at the food bank or donating food products. Plus, I got to communicate with many members who happened to share similar interests. One of those interests was a passion for academic success which was encouraging to me because I believe that if you surround yourself with people who want to work hard for a bright future, you will be more likely
Until some more sudden news happen my uncle passed away, it was a burden on the family again because his life insurance had lapsed my family had to use most of there savings and some more to pay for funeral and burial. I sill didn’t give up on my dream of going to college with a heavy heart of knowing nether my aunt or uncle will be able to see me walk across the stage I knew I had to strive for better. In the back of my mind I was saying how are we going to afford to send me to college but my family told me not to worry. I learned that the hardship and burdens in my life not only made me better but made me who I am today a strong dedicated person, sure I may get discourage but I always know to pick myself up strive for what I want for my life, my family, and to help
My freshman year of high school was difficult for me to adjust to and I did not perform to the best of my ability on my biology honors midterm. Due to this discrepancy, I was unable to be accepted into the Science Honor Society in junior year. Although disappointed that a singular grade had the ability to decide a part of my future two years later, I continued to work hard, especially in my science courses. Junior year, I decided to challenge myself and take an AP Physics course, even though I had never taken a physics course prior. This class was excruciatingly demanding and a new experience for someone who had never taken an AP class before. Despite the challenge, I managed to earn decent grades that I was still proud of. Unfortunately, to
My sophomore year in high school, I was nominated to be inducted into the National Honor Society. It was an honor to be chosen, seeing that the teachers had to nominate you. Now all I had to do was be accepted. Induction into the National Honor Society required an essay telling about yourself and why you should be chosen. I didn’t think I was very good at telling “why” I should be chosen. Despite that, I didn’t think I was very good at writing period. My first thought was to find someone older who could possibly write me a strong essay that would get me in for sure. My mom called my cousin to see if she could write the essay for me and she agreed to it. When I received her rough draft I was beyond disappointed. I couldn’t tell if my cousin