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What’s a good strategy for my National Honor Society application?

Hey fam, brainstorming for my NHS application and feeling a tad stuck. How do you figure out what activities and achievements to highlight? Do you just list what you’ve got, or is there a smart way to pick the most impactful stuff? Struggling to decide what to mention and what to leave out.

7 months ago

Hey there! When my kiddo was filling out their NHS application, we focused on the impact and leadership aspect of their extracurriculars. It's not just about listing everything you've done, but choosing the activities where you've made a tangible difference or taken on responsibilities. For example, it’s more impressive if you helped organize a community service event rather than just participating. NHS looks for students who demonstrate their four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. So, think about which of your activities best showcase these qualities. You can absolutely include a mix, but try to emphasize experiences where you had a leadership role or a significant contribution. Don't forget to demonstrate your personal growth and how these experiences shaped you. Good luck!

7 months ago

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