Kirtland High School National Honor Society Essay
A member of the National Honor Society must exhibit traits such as scholarship, leadership, service, and character. That is why members of National Honor Society are among the best and the brightest students in their school. They represent their school with honor and pride. Hence the name, National Honor Society.
One of the many traits it takes to be one of the privileged members of the National Honor Society is scholarship. Scholarship to me is being able to learn effectively, and using that knowledge to help others. I remember my first year in high school. I was placed in advanced classes such as biology and honors English. It took me a little while to figure out why. I was not book smart like most of my fellow peers in those difficult classes; it took me a little longer to solve a problem or I would have to study hard and achieve a high grade in a test when no one else studied and got the same grade. Scholarship might mean being naturally intelligent to others, but to me it means staying up at night and not going to bed until I absolutely understand the problem one hundred percent or reading a novel twice or even three times so I know the book forwards and backwards.
Another important trait of National Honor Society is leadership. A leader is someone who will work towards a goal that will benefit the group as a whole and along the way they will lead that group to accomplish that particular goal. A leader has to have passion and they need to create a vision and follow through with it until it is completed. I was the Junior Varsity soccer captain this past summer and fall. I had to teach a large team, made up almost entirely of inexperienced freshmen, to play soccer. At first, it was frustrating, but later I realized that they were trying their hardest and I needed to be patient. My goal was to lead and help them become the best soccer players and teammates anyone could ask for. Whether it’d be pushing...