Emily Thomsen-NHS Essay
People say high school is supposed to be the golden years of your life. I don’t know what else in life is to come; however, my philosophy is to live in the moment and make the life you’re living in the present worthwhile into the future, not only for you but for those who surround you. I live my life participating in our community and getting involved in our school. The activities, and the people I’ve formed relationships with, are what have formed me into the person I have become today. The person I am today is not perfect, but I have learned from the mistakes I’ve made. I think the sense of maturity I have developed throughout my life has given me the determination to be the best person I can be. That being said, I would love to be inducted into the National Honor Society and not only represent our school, but represent our generation to the community not as a “selfie” generation but as a generation, with great potential.
Growing up, my parents never expected perfection but expected that I try to accomplish my best. The effort I’ve put forth in learning has been reflected in my grades throughout my high school career. I’ve entered myself in vigorous course work such as AP Government and AP English to become well prepared for my college career, all while maintaining a 4.4 grade point average this year. Not only do I engage in AP classes, but up until this year I had no study halls. I wanted my day to be packed full of interesting classes that I would enjoy learning about. My grades and choice of classes prove the effort that I put forth in my learning. Working hard now can only pay off in the future. Learning now creates a well-rounded human being. Working to learn is why I am so dedicated to my studies now.
If there is one thing I am known for between my family and friends, optimism would be it. I don’t think one can accurately describe an optimistic person, I feel one is born with the optimistic outlook. All I know is I can find a silver lining to even the world’s most tragic events, and I always try to find a positive side to every bad story. I am also known to be very caring and compassionate. I have a grandma who has dementia and forgets how to perform everyday simple little tasks; I need to help her use the restroom and have developed a lot of patience while caring and being with her. I am also on the Westerville Central Swim and Dive Team. Being on any team, especially the swim team requires a lot of dedication and endurance. Being on the swim team has helped me to develop reliability and punctuality, so that I don’t let my team down. I received a Coaches Choice Award my sophomore year due to the challenging events I asked...