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Proudest Moment

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Since I began attending ___________ High School in September of 2003 I strived harder than ever for academic success and pledged to give back to my school and community in any way possible. After being in _______ for just a few weeks, it was evident that joining extracurricular activities and participating in community service was a major part of getting where you want to go. The National Honor Society surfaced around January of 2004 and I knew somehow, someway I was going to into that prestigious organization that was reserved for the best and brightest students. The National Honor Society was my main motivation to work harder and to give back to my community and have that as a little incentive. The year progressed and came to a close. My grades were boarder line between a B+ and an A. I was aware that your grade point average has to be an eighty-nine or greater. It did not seem too hard and so I set out to work toward my goal. During that summer I made a personal commitment to volunteer around the school, and I did.

Later that year I began my sophomore term and I knew it was the year we would be informed whether we were suitable candidates for the National Honor Society. My guidance counselor informed me that there was no particular area that I was weak and struggling in. I possessed the four qualities that an individual has to have: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. I continued to work hard and have patients with all that put forth in front of me. Soon the nomination’s date approached. I was nervous, yet anxious. I sat patiently and waited with high hopes and positive thoughts. The executive board of the time delivered the nomination letters. After about three minutes my name was finally called. The excitement on the inside was visible on the outside through the smile on my face. After finding out the necessary steps needed to be taken, I got to work. I wrote my essay and prepared a folder with proof of community service and extracurricular activities and submitted it to the committee.

After two weeks, I found out that my acceptance into the National Honor Society was no longer a dream. With that extra boost of confidence and happiness I was motivated to get more involved and share my ideas and interests with the entire student body. Before you knew it, I was well on my way to getting even the laziest of students involved in activities they liked. I put my interests on the table and the board approved. My love for assisting others was tangible.

One year later there were elections for a new executive board. I put some thought into running but felt I would not be suitable for the job out of simple fear of failure. To my surprise, when ballots came out, I was nominated to run for President of the National Honor Society. Never did I see myself running for president. However, with the nomination in hand, I thought it was a chance to put forth a great attempt to make a change within the school. After election results were released, I learnt that I was the new president. Finding out such news was more than I imagined. I got the support I needed and had people that were willing to work with me. Having such things on my side was an incentive to work even harder and please those around me. A dream as a freshman was tangible reality for me and the entire school as well. Everyone, within the school and community, was involved in my proudest moment.

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