National Honor Society application essay Honored judges, I am here to present my qualifications to be granted the esteemed honor of being granted admittance into the National Honor Society. Throughout my high school career I have earned the honor of being a member of either High Honor Roll or at the most desperate of times, Honor Roll. This has come about as the result of many hours of study, perseverance, and extra courses that I have taken to improve myself outside the school day. Throughout my high school career I have sought to improve myself outside the regular high school curriculum. I have accomplished this goal by regularly challenging myself with philosophical novels such as Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and The Fountainhead by the same
Currently, at Pasadena City College (PCC), I am a student who is part of the Honors program and is committed to his academics. The Honors program has enriched my learning experience through rigorous objectives and challenging assignments that undoubtedly have contributed to my knowledge, character, and drive. I have, for example, accomplished four honors English courses and done the honors assignments for each: from creating a short story to creating a poem that commemorates The Great War, I have passed the classes with A 's. However, it has been more than the grades, it is also knowledge and wisdom that I have gained in completing the classes. Moreover, at PCC, I have the opportunity to be the treasurer for the Psychology Club, which has taught me valuable lessons on how to run a club and work efficiently with team members.
Carol Dweck describes fixed mind-set as a student believing their successes and failures reflect how smart they are. While growth mind-set describes a student looking at their successes and failures as an opportunity to learn new abilities and skills. Carol Dweck means fixed mind-set does not look at the effort a student puts in to an assignment, but only the grade they receive. Growth mind-set does focus on the effort a student puts into an assignment. Student’s either have fixed or growth mind-set and this can significantly help or hurt their self esteem.
I am the type of student that has always had at least a difficult challenge in my life but this difficult challenge has helped me to overachieve in my academic work throughout my years in high school; this challenge has to to do with my testing abilities in which I still to this day have issues in the amount of time I take to finish a certain assessment or if I score with a high result or a poor result, this challenge has affected my academic achievement in many ways; at first getting poor grades my freshman and first semester of sophomore year with a low GPA but in the good way it has also taught me a valuable lesson that is to learn from my mistakes and overachieve in my academic work and my abilities to get a high score on my assessments. All of this started since the beginning of freshman year in high school, I remember my first year which went really bad in my courses for both semesters I wasn’t getting the best grades, my GPA was very low, it was my first year attending in a city I wasn’t expecting, I didn’t have a lot of friends or people I knew before and the worst part is that
In high school I was an honor student. My GPA was a 3.5. Though I was good at school academic wise I only took a liking in two subjects which were math and art. I was accepted into the school 's art program in 7th grade.
Over the years, I have grown to be an increasingly active member of my community. I began in the sixth grade when I was a member of a local society called Students on a Mission, sponsored by my school. We did various things in the community around our school, such as, maintaining the vegetation and cleaning, and visiting the nearby nursing home. Outside of school, I worked in the community through my church. For a few years, on alternating Sundays, I visited the Heritage of Dover, and sang and interacted with the elderly there.
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
I would like to become an active member of Carrboro High School’s National Honor Society in order to benefit my community through service. I am immensely committed to serving and improving my community, as I have made distinctly clear with my 143 service hours. Through these service hours, I have focused on the improvement of the future community by helping disenfranchised refugee children coming from horrible living conditions in Western Africa, by teaching children about biology, chemistry, and scientific history, by preparing freshmen for their high school careers, by raising money to protect and aid voiceless animals hurt in car crashes and other human infringements, and by creating rain gardens, planting food crops, and decreasing Carrboro High School’s environmental
In the Dominican Republic, we had a wall called El Cuadro de Honor, the wall of honor. From first grade to fourth grade, my photograph and name was always on it. I loved being a student. I was excited to go to school each morning. The maestra, the teacher, taught us lengua española, ciencias naturales, ciencias sociales, matemáticas.
Going Down in History I remember it like it was yesterday. The adrenaline rush, the anticipation, the sky-high nerves, and the undying support from our small Community. Softball, just like football is a very prided sport in Danville.