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College Essay

No one grows up envisioning working under someone else. Everyone is born with goals
and aspirations of being their own boss. There is nothing wrong with working for a company or
having a boss in the beginning stages of their life, but there will come a certain time in your life
where you will grow tired of being controlled. Being controlled is being of the average
American. I refuse to follow suit and be average in the world. I wake up every day with
ambitions of being above average, and being a beneficiary to my community and society. I hold
various roles within my school and my community that call for me to display great character and
A leader is somebody who has the ability to influence masses. John C. Maxwell once
said “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” This quote used to
be the perfect description of what a leader is. In contemporary society, however, it seems as if
now a day’s anybody can be deemed a “leader.” The people in my generation put rappers,
singers, athletes, and celebrities on a certain pedestal and look towards them for guidance. One
cannot evolve as a person having negative role models. Alexander the Great once said “I am not
afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” This
quote clearly explains how strong leadership can influence others. A great leader is one who
brings the best out of those who adhere to him or her. If your leadership proves faulty, then your
people will also suffer.
I pray to God every day that he blesses me with the patience of Job, the wisdom of Paul,
the courage of David, the perseverance of Moses, and the love of Jesus, that I will have the
ability to lead every person that I come in contact with down the right path. Leadership is a
powerful tool to have in changing the world. As I grow older and wiser I only hope that my
leadership skills can mirror those of the men that I quoted in the earlier paragraph and allow me
to be accepted into the National Honor Society, here at New Manchester High School.
Thank you to the National Honor Society Committee for the opportunity to submit my
application to you. I am honored to be considered as a potential candidate of the National Honor
Society for the upcoming year, and thank you for taking the time to review my credentials.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you in the