NHS Acceptance Essay

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The standards for entrance into the National Honor Society are scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Through this paper I will strive to prove that I possess all of these qualities, and moreover, that I am qualified for entrance into an organization as prestigious as the National Honor Society. Over the past four years as a scholar, I believe that I have demonstrated all of these characteristics. That I have the scholarly ability required to be a NHS member is indicated simply by the fact that I was nominated for entrance into the NHS in the first place, though since I get the impression that more than this is required, I will point out that I have consistently made the honor roll every quarter during my years in both High- and Middle-school. Also, my involvement in the school’s “Jets TEAMS” (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) team during my Junior year functions as an indicator of my scholarship. Jets TEAMS is an intense, annual competition in which schools send 8 of their strongest students to compete against other schools in a nationwide contest. During my Junior year I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the eight students (only 3 of whom were Juniors) who would go Continue...


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By this point in my paper, I would think that I have already demonstrated that I possess sufficient character to become a member of the National Honor Society (and I would also like to thank the reader for having the tenacity to make it this far). I believe that by now I have demonstrated that I posses the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. I think, however, that what is more important than what the actual community service is, is what the participant takes away from it. As a delegation leader it was my job to help organize group activities and meetings, as well as to find and help resolve any conflicts between individual delegation members. Through my involvement in this program, aside from learning a lot about a foreign culture (I traveled to Australia for 3 weeks), I also learned a great deal about the responsibilities and obligations that go along with being a leader. I think that this is why service is such an important part of becoming a NHS member, because without it, one would not know that there is a reward to be found in selflessly helping others, the reward of personal satisfaction, of knowing that you did something good for no purpose other than the sake of doing something good. If this is not the case then maybe I really do not have what it takes to become a member of the NHS. I myself would be online for several hours each day to personally answer and address specific questions and concerns that my visitors had regarding Digital Audio, the software programs, or life in general. Through my involvement in Jets TEAMS and my solid academic record, I feel that I have demonstrated the scholarship required for entrance into the National Honor Society. Their itinerary also stresses the development of leadership skills and the importance of teamwork. I did not profit or benefit from my website in any way other than the sense of personal satisfaction that I got from helping others and from their frequent praise of the site. I have also learned a lot about the role a leader must play in groupteam dynamics through my involvement in the Granby Tennis Team. Maintaining and operating the website and its HTML code also took a couple hours of my daily time as well, and all this was done for no compensation whatsoever.