Since I began attending ___________ High School in September of 2003 I strived harder than ever for academic success and pledged to give back to my school and community in any way possible. After being in _______ for just a few weeks, it was evident that joining extracurricular activities and participating in community service was a major part of getting where you want to go. The National Honor Society surfaced around January of 2004 and I knew somehow, someway I was going to into that prestigious organization that was reserved for the best and brightest students. The National Honor Society was my main motivation to work harder and to give back to my community and have that as a little incentive. The year progressed and came to a close. My grades were boarder line between a B+ and an A. I was aware that your grade point average has to be an eighty-nine or greater. It did not seem too hard and so I set out to work toward my goal. During that summer I made a personal commitment to volunteer around the school, and I did.
Later that year I began my sophomore term and I knew it was the year we would be informed whether we were suitable candidates for the National Honor Society. My guidance counselor informed me that there was no particular area that I was weak and struggling in. I possessed the four qualities that an individual has to have: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. I continued to work hard and have patients with all that put forth in front of me. Soon the nomination’s date approached. I was nervous, yet anxious. I sat patiently and waited with high hopes and positive thoughts. The executive board of the time delivered the nomination letters. After about three minutes my name was finally called. The excitement on the inside was visible on the outside through the smile on my face. After finding out the necessary steps needed to be taken, I got to work. I wrote my essay and prepared a folder with proof of community service and extracurricular...
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