When I first received the letter inviting me to apply to the National Honor Society, my initial thoughts were of appreciation for the recognition of my hard work during this past academic year. To think of myself as a member of the NHS is an honor that could have a profound impact on my future. Over the past several years I have driven myself to become a much more motivated person. Along with achieving a GPA of 3.67, which is a personal best, I have also motivated myself to lose 35 pounds, which has helped me to have the self-confidence to take a more active leadership role in encouraging others to live a healthier lifestyle. To be considered a member of this prestigious organization is both an honor and a challenge to continue to improve both my body and my mind as I embark upon the journey of a higher education.
Being chosen as a candidate for membership of the NHS has caused me to reflect on my personal achievements. With striving for academic excellence, I have gained personality traits that will be fitting for a member of the NHS. Intelligence is a common quality of members in the NHS, but traits of my personality such as being amiable, sensible, and diligent are also valued characteristics. Along with my personality, I will be contributing my talent as a musician and my love for helping others. I have wanted to get more involved in my community. I know that being a member of the NHS will help me to contribute more in this area.
Being in the Collingswood HS Marching Band for five years has put me in the position of being an example to the younger members. I have learned that patience, and perseverance are valued qualities in a leader. When helping a new member of my section in the band this year, I had to be patient with her so that she would be able to be able to contribute positively to the performance. Also, when time management between school, band, and other responsibilities have weighed heavily on me, I have