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National Honor Society Leadership Position Application
Forbush High School
November 4, 2021
My name is Norah Smitherman and I am currently a senior at Forbush High School. I have been a member of the National Honor Society for a year. I have enjoyed being a part of this group and I am looking forward to hopefully serving in a leadership position.
In terms of scholarship, I take my academics very seriously. I have maintained a 4.45 grade point average. I am currently ranked 3 out of 192 in my graduating class. I served as a Junior Marshal at last year’s graduation, which in itself was a huge accomplishment and honor. I have been a member of Beta Club since 6th grade. After graduation, I am planning on attending a four-year university. I am not sure what I want to major in yet, but I have considered business administration, education, or even something in the medical field. I know that whatever I choose to pursue, I will work extremely hard towards my goal and future career plans.
Giving back to the community and serving others has always been important to me. Since a young age, I was taught to serve and to give back. One way I have chosen to give back is through volunteering with Collide Church and more specifically, Impact Yadkin. During Impact week, I feel the closest to God. I am able to serve my community while growing my faith. One aspect I love about Impact is the idea that I am spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Another way I serve is through Collide Kids at Collide Church. I am able to play with children while also teaching them about Jesus. Through Collide Kids, I have learned that I want to pursue a career that centers around children and adolescents.
A leadership role I have recently been involved in is being a student representative on the Collide Students leadership team. While here, I have been given the opportunity to mentor some of the younger students. I am not responsible for mentoring anyone specifically; however, I make it a personal goal to always check in with the students and make sure they are doing okay. I am also responsible for coming up with a game on Sunday evenings. The game is fun and engaging and helps to break the ice for the students and begin conversations which in return builds relationships. I am responsible for attending the leadership meeting every Sunday. Here, we talk about our lessons and the topics we will be applying to the group discussions and voice any prayer concerns among the student leaders and participants.
Another leadership position I currently hold is an officer in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). I am the treasurer and I am learning more about the financials of the organization. As an officer, I have called on local businesses and solicited donations for our Fall Blood Drive. I called places such as Pizza Hut and Dominos and other businesses local to our high school to support our efforts. The team officers have also shopped for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. The HOSA organization values service and I am proud to be a supportive and active member.
In terms of character, I have been described as a responsible and dependable individual. Over the years, I have learned how to manage my time wisely. This skill is imperative when activities are demanding. I am committed to my sports and clubs and want to give freely and willingly to events and causes that matter to me. I have a strong work ethic and I am always willing to work hard. I take pride in how hard I work for things and know that things are not given to you unless you work for them. I have been told by many coaches that I am very coachable. I take what people say to me to heart and I am always willing to apply the training and knowledge shared with me.
I am looking forward to actively participating in the National Honor Society and I look forward to the events we are planning to do this year. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve and pledge to represent the organization well in a leadership position.
Thank you for your consideration.