National Honor Society Essay
Service, scholarship, character and leadership have been a part of my life since I was a very young girl. I’ve heard these words in my house for as long as I can remember. They were important to me because they were big standards that my parents had for me.
I’ve learned there are a lot of different things that Service can mean. It can be helping others who are less fortunate than you. It can mean helping do your job in a group. It can even mean being there for someone who needs you and caring about what they need more than what you need. When you’re serving others you have to put their needs before your own.
In my church, Central Baptist, we really believe in service and helping others who may not be able to help themselves. I’ve been on multiple youth service trips, including going to Colorado, New York, and Key West. During all of these trips I have learned many different ways I could help people and be of service to them. We have done everything from working in a food pantry to painting houses and landscaping the church. I feel really good knowing that when I help others; I may have made a difference that lasts a long time.
Scholarship includes having good grades, good work habits and strong work ethic so you can do your best. Focusing on scholarship helps you to succeed in life but it also means having curiosity. It means having to work to figure things out and wanting to learn new things. That’s what separates hard workers who also think from those that just try to get by.
I take accelerated and AP classes so that I don’t have to do the bare minimum, and to push myself. Both my parents say that everyone’s goal is to reach their full potential, and thinking about scholarship helps you do that. I go above and beyond in work that I have. When I don’t understand something, I don’t just brush over it, but I look it up so I understand it. When I’m studying things like history, I don’t just memorize it, I talk through...