National Honor Society Essay

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Yiming Yu
11/26/2012

National Honor Society Application 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...
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