College admission essay

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Reasons for joining the National Honor Society

I first became interested in The National Honor Society (ARISTA) after discussing the top clubs in John F. Kennedy with my friend. My friend?s strong recommendation coupled with information I read from your posters solidified my decision to join the club.

Since The National Honor Society is dedicated to helping the needy, children, the elderly and volunteering, I feel that this is the right society for me because since I was a child, I have been noted for my exceptional empathy. Raised by my grandmother and my mum as a single parent, I have always been involved with the elderly in my community. My grandmother instilled in me a sense of responsibility and caring for others. I truly feel my gifts would be best utilized in this club. It is my goal to continue volunteering my time in helping others while pursuing my education.

I would like someday to be a part of a nonprofit organization that helps professionally inexperienced single parents take advantage of programs available to them for aid, since my mother has been a single parent and I am aware of what single parents go through.

One thing that bothers me most is how violence is being portrayed as funny in certain children?s cartoons and television programs. Our youth see violence as brave and macho in today?s movies. Teens listen to violent lyrics in music. Popular music channels celebrate violence toward women and others. Our schools are being exposed to more violence because of the formation of gangs, which encourage youth to steal, intimidate, and carry weapons, become involved in drugs, fight, and sometimes kill. How it saddens me to hear that a young life has been so needlessly destroyed.

I believe I could make major contributions to helping others...