Reflective Essay: National Honors Society's Four Pillars

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To me, National Honors Society’s four pillars are essential elements to being a member of this society. Scholarship and leadership are the two pillars that I feel compliment each other. One should be a leader in the community and school without forgetting to excel as a student and scholar. Service and character go hand and hand as well. In order to provide services to students or members of the community, it is necessary to have good character. Leadership is one of the most important traits to have, not only in school, but community too. In school I take up the leadership role by helping my classmates and answering their questions about a topic in class. I am a Senior High Student Council member; I have been an active member since my freshman year. I have helped plan and participate in events put on by the council to ensure things run smoothly. Last year as a freshman, I was chosen to attend a leadership conference at St. Cloud State University and We Day at the Xcel Energy Center. As a sophomore this year, I have received the honor of being one of the few students chosen to attend to the Central Minnesota Conference in St.Cloud. Another way I have shown leadership has been by organizing a varsity softball banquet for the 2015 season. Along with leadership comes the pillar scholarship. In my opinion, this pillar…show more content…
I feel I have an advantage in this category, because of my extensive volunteer work at the St. Cloud Hospital. I have been an active volunteer for almost two years, and it has helped me improve my communication skills as well as taught me the importance of contributing to our society. I have also volunteered at multiple youth sports camps and tournaments. Volunteering at camps give me a sense of pride when I see even the slightest improvements in the young athletes I’ve worked with. Additionally I have volunteered at my local church; helping out with carnival games for the younger
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