National Honor Society Entrance Essay

             After doing some research on the National Honor Society, I learned that one must demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service in order to be considered for membership into the National Honor Society. Therefore, by showing that I possess each of these four qualities, I can contribute to the Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School community as a member of the National Honor Society.
             As a candidate for membership into the National Honor Society, I already possess the quality of scholarship. I have received First Honors every quarter since 1st grade, and I earned an average of 95.5 or greater each year. I maintain my high average in school while working two days a week, attending cheerleading practice two days a week, and participating in other activities. Also, I have been taking all honors courses while in high school, and this year I have elected to take two AP courses. While an elementary student at Epiphany of Our Lord School, I participated in the Academic Challenge in 7th and 8th grade, and in the Mathletes Competition in 8th grade. Both of these competitions were held at St. Maria Goretti High School. Our team placed first in the Academic Challenge both years, and second in the Mathletes competition, in which I also placed third individually. I was also the recipient of the Dr. Mary Longo Papola Women in Science Award, the Sullivan Scholarship, the President’s Award, the William F. Keller General Excellence Award, and many other academic achievements while in elementary school. During my freshman and sophomore years at Goretti, I was a member of the JV Mathletes team, which placed first both years. As a junior, I am now a member of the Varsity Mathletes team and look forward to hopefully another winning year.
             The quality of leadership is also very important for a member of the National Honor Society to possess. During elementary school, I was elected to serve on the stud...

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