“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” – General George Patton Leadership is one of the core values a member of the National Honor Society must have. A true leader sets goals and works to achieve them. I believe that I show leadership in all things I do. In sports I am very vocal and give positive encouragement to my teammates. In middle school I stepped out of my comfort zone by running for student council and campaigning against many of my fellow classmates. While I was not be privileged with a spot on student council it forced me to work harder and achieve a spot on the National Junior Honor Society my eighth grade year where I worked with my classmates in planning school functions. Character is another core value for a National Honor Society member and I believe the most important value. While a student may not be the academically gifted, the most vocal, and be active in his/her community or school, their character can pave a path for excellence. I believe that character starts with respect with your elders. I have been raised in a house where respect is expected and is earned. As a student here at Crandall High School I have seen many students show disrespect towards the teachers, coaches, and principals. When in a situation where a classmate of mine is being disrespectful to any adult I make it a responsibility of mine to address that their behavior and attitude is unacceptable.