I’ve been captivated by learning my whole life - always had a book in my hand, always was curious of the world around me. I’ve strived to do the best that I could and never let obstacles overcome me. Learning and being a knowledgeable person is a part of my identity and a part of myself that I love. Growing up, especially in high school, I recognize that anything worth having comes easy. I have learned how to study, how to ask for help with things I don’t understand, and how to be a better version of myself. In doing these things, I have become a more well-rounded person in the sense that these hurdles have prepared me for the challenges of life.
Although learning has been a huge part of my life, it is not the only part that makes me who I am. Being involved in making the kids’ lives better has brought so much fufillment to my life, and I know that I have brought fulfillment to others’ lives. One of my favorite roles in my community has been at my church where I’m a Peer Minister, which is a volunteer leadership position in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, or CCD program. While in this position I perform tasks such as greeting and helping out the people before church on Sundays; however, my main role is to assist the Catechist in the lesson for that week, lead the students in prayer, and organize the students’ Retreat Day before they receive their First Communion. Every Sunday, I get the privilege of being with these bright and lively children who are eager to learn about their religion. I have formed meaningful relationships with these kids and have gotten to know their interests, likes, and dislikes. They have made me so grateful that I am able to have this opportunity to make a difference, not only in my church community, but in their lives. I’ve learned that in order to grow, you have to go outside your comfort zone. Despite the fact that I’m a naturally introverted person, I have taken advantage of opportunities to speak in large group settings and ran for student offices. Doing these things has increased my confidence and has helped to prepare me for what lies ahead. I have also done this in my academics when I have had to contact teachers with questions that I have about the lesson or when I need clarification on topics I don’t understand.
It is my hope that I will be accepted into the National Honor Society where I’ll be able to improve my leadership skills, engage in more community service, grow in my character, and excel in my academic career. I will be a great assest to NHS and that I will be able to inspire others in my community. It would be an honor to be chosen to represent my school, community, and all that this club stands for.