It is unbelievable that this year is my last year in 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 an diligent student, I chose to endure those moments, and that is why the faculty council should choose me as a member of the National Honor Society. As an international student, I have experienced great cultural diversity and I also have become a more independent and responsible individual through my special circumstances. Furthermore, I have never been afraid of being challenged in studying difficult subject areas, and I study ceaselessly to overcome any obstacles. As a prospective member of National Honor Society, I understand that personality and character are important factors for obtaining membership. Through my experience, I grew to become a risk-taker who always seeks to challenge myself by trying new things that would help develop my character and inner strength. In addition, I learned to maintain a positive attitude even after my failures This is the beginning of an adventure. A journey into the portal of higher education. My mind being the vehicle, my books the necessary food for survival, and my ambitions the will to keep me moving forward down this path. Along the way I expect many challenges to arise, but none that I cannot conquer. The forces that drive me are to further my education, to apply what I learned to a career in nursing, and the overall experience I will have when this is over.
Education is the backbone to my life. The more knowledge I posses, the more doors that will be open for me to walk through. Every course that I take will present a new challenge. These challenges will force me to think and be creative. This in turn will stimulate my mind and I will become more resourceful. This process is very important to me. Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. Being constantly engaged in the...
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