Will me having a poem published in a book/online make me more appealing to colleges also I'm a member of NSHSS?
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Oh, Honey. The NSHSS is not worth anything. You threw away that money. Since their criteria for recruitment is so broad, being in them will not help you. The National Honor Society, on the other hand, has this selectivity. Not everyone is going to get into NHS but almost everyone can get accepted into the NSHSS. The fact that it's a pay to enter and the criteria are so broad means it cannot help you. It is also a fairly young organization, so these failings are not made up for with prestige.
As for publishing poetry, if it's related to your major, then do it. Try to get more published work but yes, you can put it down.
to add on NSHSS is a scam and it is widely known to be a joke amongst high school students. it’s okay that you didn’t know this before - a lot of students who aren’t aware of this join - but you should quit asap. they don’t do anything g harmful but they’re not worth anything since colleges know it’s a fake organization and they got $75 from you.
definitely for writing, publish your stuff wherever you can - contests, literary magazines, especially in your school. see also if you can be a leader within your school’s literary clubs, book club, magazine, english hon soc, etc. i highly recommend if you have enough poems to self- publish your own collection of them. hope this helps!