National Honor Society Essay
It is unbelievable that this year is my last year in Charlestown High School. As I look back at the past three years, there were several poignant moments when I was struggling with my classes and would have given up trying to achieve my goals. But as a diligent student, I chose to endure those moments. And that is how I become an outstanding student today. National Honor Society honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Being nominated to become a member of the National Honor Society is a highly prestigious honor, and I am very grateful to be a candidate. To my acknowledgment, there are no questionable incidents that could be used to challenge my selection into the National Honor Society. I sustain a high grade point average of 4. 2 while engaging in college preparatory classes such as College English, AP-Calculus, and AP-Physics. Currently I rank as number 9 among all the seniors at Charlestown High School.
I am an honor roll student who received 8 academic awards in the year of 2012, which includes school Character Award of 2012. In addition to my scholastic achievements, I have participated in various school and city competition such as the Boston Science Fair and I got first place in that competition. I am also capable of being an honorable leader. I am trustworthy and responsible. If something is expected of me, I try my best to live up to the expectations and strive to do even better.
During my years in high school, I have participated in many organizations and leadership programs such as the ELL Youth Advisory at Sociedad Latina, Chinese Immigrant Students Leadership (ChISL) and Youth Advisory Group at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center). I was selected as a peer mentor in ChISL. With my leadership ability, my teammates and I made a short video clip and won the White House AAPI video contest called the “Champion of Changes”. It was amazing and the team got an opportunity to visit the White House. With my leadership skills, I think I will able to make huge contribution to National Honor Society.
Moreover, I often volunteer to do service in my community. I have been doing volunteer work for Walk for Hunger since from 2011. Also I participate many times in school food bank, which school donates food to families who need help. It was a wonderful experience because I was able to help out my community in a positive way. I like to be there for people who are in need because it shows people that I am a caring and loving them. I believe the most important requirement for gaining membership at National Honor Society would be a student’s personality and character.
First of all, I learned to maintain a positive attitude even after my failures. I came to the United States as a freshman in 2010. At that time, I really had hard time learning English and I didn’t do well on my exams. But I didn’t give up easily. Instead, I put more efforts on my weakness and I overcame the difficulty I had. Secondly, I learned how to take care of myself and how to initiate new relationship with others, as well as how to adjust myself in new environments. That is why I make a lot of friends in my community.
I am also an enthusiastic person who would like to help and motive other students. I think I can be a good role model for other younger students. Due to my abilities and previous experience, I can be considered a valuable candidate because I demonstrate the qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Joining National Honor Society can improve me and help me become a better person. I want to prove myself as a successful student at Charlestown High School. Thus, I should be elected a member of the National Honor Society.