Rachel Aouli Kalama Utagawa was six when the book Moloka’i by Alan Brennert began. She wanted to travel the world like her father did. Every time he went to a new place he brought Rachel a cultural doll. The most recent addition to her collection was a Russian nesting doll. Like her newest doll, Rachel was still showing her outermost shell. She was an innocent girl who saw the good in the entire world around her. As she explored and discovered the layers of herself, the world around her unfolded. This sweet doll had layers of innocence, sorrow, hate, joy, and fulfillment.
1.The Laramie Project and Fifteen Years Later was the most tragic, intense books of the summer session. The story revolves around Matthew Shepard, a well-liked, successful college student. He was killed because of his sexual preference. Laramie, Montana is a small, rural, close-minded community. Citizens with different sexual orientations are condemned and, “Locked in the closet.” The most important moment in the play occurred during the interview with Aaron Kreifels. He felt compelled to ride his bicycle on a dusty, unfamiliar road. “I didn’t know where I was going. I was just sort of picking the way to go, which now…it makes me think that God wanted me to find him because there was no way I was going
Humanity has always been fascinated with the journey of heroic individuals; indeed, American children grow up hearing the tales of tiny hobbits traveling across continents to destroy an artifact of great evil or the tale of three wise men who travel from afar to see the birth of their deity. In Yuri Herrera’s novella Signs Preceding the End of the World, readers witness another journey to a strange land fraught with peril for our heroine Makina, a Mexican woman on a journey to find and bring her brother back from the United States of America. Looking at her journey, Makina follows in the same tradition as other heroes like Orpheus and Odysseus, who also plunge themselves into the dangerous underworld. For American
In “The Journey to the West,” the monk was accompanied by Pigsy, the Sha Monk, the Handsome Monkey King, and the horse. Each of these supporting characters possess a certain magical ability that assisted the monk on his journey, additionally they had their own flaws. This contrasts the monk, which has no magical ability and was devoted buddhism. The strengths, weaknesses, and backgrounds of these supporting characters encapsulate the idea of buddhism throughout the novel, and by including them and Xuanzang the book is able to summarize the idea of buddhism.
There is the unconditional love of one man, Maheu, for his family, and the sacrifices he must endure for them. Maheu is a hard worker, and in his heart he believes in the innate goodness of man. He cannot accept, for example, that soldiers brought in to defend the mine would fire on their own countrymen.
National Honor Society is composed of four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. I believe that I have shown these four characteristic traits throughout my school years, however, I identify most with character. The character pillar is necessary for me to express the other traits of each pillar.
Wes Moore’s mother Joy tried very hard to make Wes a well rounded person. She made sure Wes go to Riverdale Country school, which was one of the best school in Bronx. Even though Wes didn’t feel like he belonged there. When Wes got into horrible habits such as attending school irregularly. Wes’s mother warned to Wes if he doesn't straighten up, she will send him to military school. Wes knew if he didn’t start to behave there were be consequences. Wes said, “ I knew my mother was considering sending me away, but I never thought she’d actually do it” (Moore 87). Joy made Wes go to Valley Forge because he wasn’t behaving. Valley Forge is what shaped Wes into well rounded person. Joy’s disciplinary attitude is what influenced Wes into good person. Unlike the other Wes’s mother
The five areas of excellence recognized by National Junior Honor Society are developing character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. I believe that all of these different areas are important for children, teens, and even adults today.
In the book The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Danny, a Hasidic Jew, is raised without communicating normally with his father. Even though Danny expresses interest in secular topics his father traps him in religious studies, restricting his thoughts and relationships. However, after a baseball game, Danny gains a new friend called Reuven, who is central to Danny’s mental transformation. By meeting Reuven and his father, Danny’s religiously restricted outlook on his future and life changes to be more forgiving, and he gains freedom in exploring topics other than religion, releasing him from his religious trap.
Many people live their life without realizing how much of their neighborhood they carry with them everyday. We also don't realize the fact that no matter the place we find ourselves in we act just the way we would if we were in our own neighborhood. Each neighborhood is unique in their own because they each carry either own set of beliefs, perspectives, and ideas that ultimately impact the decisions we make in the future. Along with our neighborhood shaping us, aging, maturing, memories, and past experiences are also factors that impact our identities. Although there are multiple factors that end up impacting our identity for the most part the type of neighborhood in which we grow up in is the primary factor that shapes our identity.
I believe that I embody the National Honor Society pillars of character and leadership both inside and outside of school. I exhibit strong character in the way that I treat my friends, classmates, and acquaintances with respect and kindness. I try to be inclusive and welcoming to others, especially if they are in a situation that is uncomfortable for them. As someone who has attended my school for 11 years, I feel a responsibility to include students who are new to the school. I have a few friends who transferred schools in middle and high school. During their transitions, I have tried to include them in my friend group, invite them to school activities, and generally make them feel comfortable at their new school. In this way, I demonstrate
Character. Scholarship. Service. Leadership. These are the four pillars of the National Honor Society. Leadership is more than leading, it is guiding and helping others to complete a shared goal. It is knowing when you are not the expert on a topic and letting someone else take the reins. I believe that I have this quality and, therefore, a leader.
A leader is someone who possesses the qualities to both set examples and work well with others while at the same time having enthusiasm with fair judgment that is presented in a positive manner. Being the oldest sibling in my family and oldest of seven cousins has helped me develop these traits that a good leader possesses. in the activities I participate in such as helping instruct during youth baseball and basketball camps. I am willing to grow more and lead as I grow older. Becoming a member of the National Honor Society would allow me to develop important leadership skills that would benefit me later in life. I aim to be a leader and to use my knowledge to advance the causes of the organization.
Character is intertwined through the principles of ethics, poise, and candor. Through activities inside and outside the classroom, I have dedicated sixteen years to the pursuit of achieving perfect character. Joining the National Honor Society would allow me to grow as a person, and would further develop my character for me to serve as much as I can for every individual.
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for