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NHS Essay Tips?

Okay, so I just got the application for National Honor Society at my school and I'm kinda stressed about the essay part. Can anyone share tips or things I should definitely include in my NHS essay? I really want to make sure I show my commitment to the society's pillars but also stand out!

7 months ago

Hello! It's great to see your enthusiasm for the National Honor Society and your desire to craft a standout essay. Focus on personal experiences that directly relate to each of the NHS pillars: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Provide concrete examples of how you've demonstrated these qualities in your life - maybe you tutor your peers in a subject you excel at, showing both scholarship and service, or perhaps you've taken on a leadership role in a project that showcases your character. Be authentic and reflect on what those experiences meant to you and how they've influenced your goals and outlook.

Remember, this essay is a chance for the selection committee to get to know you beyond your grades and activities list; it's about who you are as a person. If you've faced any challenges or learned valuable lessons through your engagement in school or community events, be sure to mention those. It's alright to be personal; sharing your growth and reflections can help you stand out. Good luck with your application!

7 months ago

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