I am aware that character is an important part of being in NHS and I believe my personality and character make me an exceptional addition to the group. To be inducted into National Honor Society would not only be an honor, but a way for me to assume more responsibility in my school and community. I have been in National Junior Honor Society before and I hope to continue on the same path. I, along with many other students, have held to the theory of survival of the fittest. I fought long and hard to get to where I currently am and I hope to continue on the same path.
The effort I’ve put forth in learning has been reflected in my grades throughout my high school career. I’ve entered myself in vigorous course work such as AP Government and AP English to become well prepared for my college career, all while maintaining a 4.4 grade point average this year. Not only do I engage in AP classes, but up until this year I had no study halls. I wanted my day to be packed full of interesting classes that I would enjoy learning about. My grades and choice of classes prove the effort that I put forth in my learning.
Excelling in an activity can be a difficult process. However, the challenge of excellence is undertaken when a clear objective is set. I decided to pursue academic excellence because of the rewards that it brings. I have always tried to do my best in academics. For as long as I can remember with the exception of two years, I have always tried to excel in all of my classes.
I throughout my high school years have shown great academics, leadership, and community service. These qualities I believe are needed to be successful through discipline and commitment of a student.
I would enjoy continuing this as an adult. Last year I helped a kindergarten teacher in an underprivileged school, stapling papers and supervising children. I most enjoyed helping small groups learn the alphabet, supervising two children at a time as they tried to match the capital and lowercase letters and identify each letter. My interest in plants came through watching and helping my grandmother in her gardens. Last summer, Jacksonville's historic Cummer Gardens needed workers, so I began volunteering there for several hours each week, planting new flowers, removing old ones, mulching, and weeding.
Every year I have improved my grades based on my experiences and the mistakes that I have made in the past and learned from those mistakes; which have made me a successful student. My desire to continue excelling in my academics has made me a leader amongst my peers to whom they come for academic assistance. I enjoy helping my peers understand concepts, and try to lead them to become self-reliant. In addition, my desire to lead my peers to the direction where they can have confidence in their ability; I have also inspired many individuals around me to be involved in different clubs where they can pursue activities to improve their leadership skills. For example; I am the member of the sustainability and social justice group; where we have started composting in our school.
In today’s advancing society, knowledge has become an essential aspect to achieve a successful lifestyle. It is important that one demonstrates scholarship from the early ages to attain knowledge and understanding for the future. I like to challenge myself in my education by taking tough classes so it helps me to establish an effective work ethic that I can compliment with my career later on the road. Taking rigid classes and still maintaining an exceeding 4.0 GPA helps me to feel satisfied and pleased for my future. In my first two years at Westerville Central, I took all honors courses, which include Foundations of and American Literature and Composition, U.S and Global History, Geometry, Cell and Environmental Biology, and Honors Spanish II.
Out of the hundreds of applications you receive, why am I the best fit student for Montclair State University? The answer is simple; my dedication to success and love for learning are the core qualities of a successful students at Montclair State University. My experience in leadership positions, interaction with various cultures and people, along with my dedication to my academics will allow me to grow as a student and person at Montclair State University. This university will fully equip me for the career and life challenges I will face in the world, and provide me with the necessary skills to overcome them. Today’s leaders are not only strong academically but strive to achieve success in every aspect of their lives.
Throughout my four years of high school I have tried to take courses related to the communication disorders and science fields. I have been a hard working student throughout my years of schooling, because one day I hope to have an impact on children's lives the way someone did my brother's. I am an excellent candidate for the Scholarship because I have proved to be a dedicated and involved student during my High School career. Throughout my four years of high school I have excelled academically and athletically. I have been an extremely busy student.
As a person who struggled for years to thrive in school, I realized after receiving Dean's list honors my freshman year, that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Now I am going to help others accomplish many things they set their minds to, through occupational therapy. I developed a strong interest in occupational therapy (O.T.) after volunteering with different people. A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree.