NHS Membership Application Essay
Membership in the National Honor Society is a tremendous honor. The organization presents opportunities for me to improve my leadership skills, build my character, and contribute to the community through service. Academic performance is a top priority for me, and I try to maintain my grades. Just as important, I recognize the need to develop my leadership skills and give back to my school and my community. It’s my opinion that National Honor Society provides opportunities for me excel in all these areas. My involvement in the Centennial High School Color Guard has provided many opportunities for leadership, character development, and service. For example, I have been on Varsity Winter Guard for two years, and this past year I have spent a lot of time mentoring younger guard members, a leadership role that I have found rewarding. In addition, I put in extra effort to assist in color guard activities before and after school. Recognizing this commitment to the organization, the color guard director has entrusted me with administrative tasks that free him up to do other things. Taking on this responsibility has increased my confidence and has encouraged me to assist above and beyond the requirements to make the organization stronger. All in all, I believe that my efforts have had a positive effect on the organization. The National Honor Society is an organization that not only recognizes individual efforts but also operates as a team. My experiences in color guard and in band (I play the bassoon) have been instrumental in showing me the value of working cooperatively with others. Being a member of Centennial’s vibrant band program has provided an excellent life lesson in the value of teamwork. Put simply, a multiunit marching band or concert band cannot achieve the level of success that we have achieved in our band programs if the members don’t work well together ...
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