National Honor Society Student Essay

Character:

National Honor Society is a member of the Character Counts! Coalition.  Through this activity, the society supports and recommends the use of a multi-faceted definition of character known as the “Six Pillars of Character.”  A person of character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Schools are encouraged to take this model, modify it to meet their local needs, and utilize it frequently in the work of their chapter.

            In addition, it can also be said that the student of character:

·        Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously

·        Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)

·        Upholds principles of morality and ethics

·        Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.

·        Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability

·        Regularly shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others

·        Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom

·        Has powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies

·        Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others

·        Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment.

 

 Service:

            Service is generally considered to be those actions taken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.  In considering service, the contributions this candidate has made to school, classmates, and community, as well as the student’s attitude toward service can be reviewed.

The student who serves:

·        Volunteers and provides dependable and well organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance

·        Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities

·        Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school

·        Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition

·        Does committee and staff work without complaint

·        Participates in some activity outside of school- for example: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged

·        Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools

·        Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.

 

 Leadership:

            The leadership criterion is considered highly important for membership selection.  Some Faculty Councils may wish to interpret leadership in terms of the number of offices held in school or community organizations.  It is important to recognize that leadership also exists outside elected positions including effective participation in other cocurricular activities offered on campus.  Other Faculty Councils may define leadership in less objective terms.  Leadership roles in both the school and community may be considered, provided they can be verified.

The student who exercises leadership:

   

Essay on Application for the National Honor Society

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National Honor Society truly is a honor to be accepted into. National Honor Society represents scholarship, leadership, service, and character. I believe since I was young I have shown compassion and leadership needed in our society. That is why this is the right society for me. I have been involved with in our school and our community. In our school I was nominated for head of Prom committee this year. This position is quite stressful but I would not have it any other way. I enjoy being able to help and put my mark on it for our school. I brainstorm for fundraisers, activities, and small jobs our class can do to raise money. I also get to choose our revenue, theme for prom, and decorations. I do all of this within out tight budget. I…show more content…

National Honor Society truly is a honor to be accepted into. National Honor Society represents scholarship, leadership, service, and character. I believe since I was young I have shown compassion and leadership needed in our society. That is why this is the right society for me. I have been involved with in our school and our community. In our school I was nominated for head of Prom committee this year. This position is quite stressful but I would not have it any other way. I enjoy being able to help and put my mark on it for our school. I brainstorm for fundraisers, activities, and small jobs our class can do to raise money. I also get to choose our revenue, theme for prom, and decorations. I do all of this within out tight budget. I try to make everyone happy with my decisions and I think I do a fine job. Also within our school I enjoy helping with our youth program. I have helped out with the youth basketball program many times. Since I have four younger siblings myself I enjoy helping young children. In the youth basketball program I would observe their technique, play games, and give pointers. I also helped with a toys for tots. I had to help recruit people to bring toys and I had to donate toys myself. Not only do I do this for the better of our community but it also fills a spot in my heart knowing that I can help. As for scholarship, I have been on the honor roll since I was allowed to be on one. I have had many chances to challenge myself through my high school

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