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
One of the most important personal experiences related to my talents is when I achieved the National Honor Society in my high school. I have had a lot of important experiences before me achieving the National Honor Society, but this was my most recent achievement in my high school career. Having achieved the National Honor Society made me really happy since my hard work in my high school is being recognized. I have also been invited to join an organization called the National Society of High School Scholars which made me excited having to know that important organizations are interested in me and my talents make me proud of myself and encourage me to do my best in my academic career to make a lot of great memorable achievements. I have also achieved the
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
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
I had already missed the first four days of my freshman year, so I was already lagging behind. But the one class that I never seemed to stay afloat in was my Honors English 1 class. I was never good on tests, essays, or simple reading assignments. The first reading packet I had in that class took me by surprise. I was able to read it, but when it came to discussing it and answering questions about it, I had no clue what was going on. I was never able to figure out the story’s deeper meaning like the rest of my class could. This frustrated me so much, especially my
To be in the Science National Honor Society would be one of many great accomplishments that would make me proud. Science is part of life and drives me to pursue a future in that field. To be part of this society would help me gain a better outlook of the world around us, and answer questions that may appear to be unsolvable. Being able to live in a new era of science opens up opportunities everywhere to learn the new technology and new found knowledge on science discoveries, and it would be an honor to be a part of something on the horizon. I am driven by science and want to learn about newer discoveries that are being found everyday because those studies usually interest me to push myself into becoming more eager to study these types of
It is my desire to attend the United States Naval Academy. My goal is to follow in my father 's footsteps as an officer in the naval branch of our armed forces. My father began his career as an enlisted seaman twenty years ago and is now serving as a Lieutenant.
It is hard for every kid to make the transition to high school classes, but coming from a small private school with about 250 kids to an enormous high school with almost 2000, I had no idea what to expect. After 3 years of hearing my older sister complain about horrible teachers, hard finals, and difficult SAT’s, I thought I was going to be far behind the other kids, but I was already committed to all A’s. I was still wondering how hard a class could be, even after I met new friends and nice teachers. Many people told me that honors
Westchester High School has always offered a limited number of honors and advanced placement courses. Last year, to my dismay, only Mr. P. was teaching the AP Physics class I had my heart set on. From my peers, I had heard that he was an unskilled teacher because of his poor classroom management and lack of instructional time. Taking this class was very important to me because I enjoyed science, wanted a challenge, and hoped to get AP credit. So beforehand, I already knew that I would have to learn AP Physics on my own, but since I have had experience with terrible teachers before, I felt that I could handle the class and was ready for the challenge. Mr. P. did prove to be incompetent, giving large packets of homework, failing to instruct, and playing favorites. I could have switched out to avoid having the class affect my GPA, but my goal was to pass the AP Physics exam and I needed resources to do so.
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
“Adoption” is the first word in my family dictionary, a noun that defines my life and how I live. My parents adopted me when I was 13 months and taught me how my heritage defines my identity. Through heritage camps and adoption conferences, I came to accept my Chinese background as the dual part that defines my life in America.
When I was in high school, my grade-point average was a measly 2.3. I did poorly on my SAT scores, so my only option was to apply to a community college. I was thankful to be admitted to Ohlone College, as my grade point average is now a 3.4. In retrospect, I realized that my success in community college was because of: hard work, dedication, and continuous growth. Freshmen year of college, I took a psychology class. This psychology class taught me more in one semester than the four years I spent in many high school classrooms. My teacher was a strict, social science professor. He had no homework, only tests and a paper that was worth 30 percent of the student's grade. I read three chapters a night, even though each chapter was forty or more
It is 7:56 PM, I step out the bus, hopping over a mysterious liquid on the sidewalk. Speed walking my way home on the torn up gravel sidewalk. I walk by a group of fellow residents of my neighborhood. Questions immediately surface to the front of my mind, with apprehension:
From 2014 until now I have witnessed several of my younger siblings graduate before me. The bittersweet moment of seeing someone younger than you doing better, is a strong moment. You can either let it demotivate you or you overcome it . John Wooden once said,”Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be". I declared myself as a failure in 2014 because I was suppose to graduate from a traditional high school. I attended Urban Prep Academy. Urban Prep is known for having a one hundred percent graduation rate and it made me ashamed that I defied that statistic. My mother demanded a high school diploma from all her children. My fear of letting her down was overwhelming and led me to detour from my goal. Although, I have encountered obstacles
There was no doubt in my mind that I tried my hardest in the classes; I just did not have as much faith in myself when it came to the test day. In AP U.S. History, I did my homework religiously every weekend on Sunday afternoons by delving into each chapter as much as possible and enjoying what I was reading. For AP Language and Composition by creating a word wall in my room in order to improve my vocabulary. All the weekends spent doing homework and more for these classes paid off in a way I never would have imagined. I finally was able to believe my hard work towards achieving a goal could actually be rewarded. Not only was I proud of what I learned in those classes, but I was recognized and rewarded for it as well. My goal could be achieved; my hard work could be rewarded. This realization gave me more confidence in my academics. I now feel driven by the fact what I set my mind to can be achieved when I give it my best effort, and believe in ability more