Essay: Character and Leadership
By Yo MAMA
Character, by definition means moral strength. To me, it is a symbol of honesty, integrity, and loyalty bound within a kind exterior.
This trait has been a part of me all my life. When I was a young girl, I participated in my local Girl Scout troop. This organization, in addition to my family and my relationship with God are sources of my well-developed character. Through the youth group at my church and also at the youth groups offered at friend’s churches, my commitment to character in the moral and honest aspect grew intensely.
All of this history has developed my current character. I think I am honest, loyal, and a moral person and I cannot wait to become part of your organization.
Leadership is another quality that I associate myself with. In elementary school and middle school, I was fortunate enough to be involved in a program for gifted students. In this program, I was introduced to the world of public speaking. I was taught at such a young age valuable tools that would carry over later in life. These skills enable me to express my opinions to large groups and allow me to connect with those I am speaking with.
Additionally, I have been playing competitive volleyball since the sixth grade. I have played for both my middle school and high school teams, as well as club teams during that time. Out on the court, my coaches look for a leader to bring the team together, especially during times we need to focus to accomplish our goals. That is where I come in. My commitment to leadership allows me to serve the team by assuring that all are on the same page and the goal is clear. I act as the voice that drives the team, and I consider myself to be a good leader.
These two elements are a big part of what defines me. I am a strong, opinionated, kind young lady and I am honored that you are considering me as part of National Honor Society.