essay The four pillars of the national honor society are character,scholarship,leadership and service.choose the pillar that is dominant, in your opinion, and discuss how the other pillars function...

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The four pillars of the national honor society are character,scholarship,leadership and service.choose the pillar that is dominant, in your opinion, and discuss how the other pillars function in conjunction with your choice. 

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You can choose any of the pillars to be your focus, but you need to brainstorm first and then write an essay about how the other three pillars play a part in the primary one. For example, if you say leadership is the most important, then you need to prove that and then explain how your scholarship has affected your leadership; how your integrity has shaped your leadership; and how your service record reflects your leadership skills. Well-rounded individuals display all of these qualities which is what makes them excellent candidates for NHS. The point to learn by writing the essay is that having only one or two of those qualities is nice, but that all of the those qualities are enhanced by the others, making the candidate a better person.

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Because this is an essay for National Honor Society, you probably want to reveal a little bit about yourself within it, rather than writing a dry and objective essay.  (I assume this essay is part of your application.)

The "dominant" pilar to me would suggest the one I most easily excelled in.  Then I would talk about why that pilar was my strength, and how the others were either byproducts of such a strength, or characteristics necessary to have this strength.

So I would probably choose leadership.  I happen to be a pretty natural leader and always have been.  I would write one paragraph about how my character affected my leadership ability, one paragraph about how my grades were affected by my leadership, and vice versa, and finally, a paragraph about how service is a natural by-product of being a good leader.

Do you see where you have a lot of room to make...

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thank you all for helping me write my essay.

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What it's asking you is which pillar is most important and how the others support it.  For example, you could say that character is the most important.  Then you could say that all the other pillars are simply ways of building your character and perhaps of helping other people build their characters.

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What it's asking you is which pillar is most important and how the others support it.  For example, you could say that character is the most important.  Then you could say that all the other pillars are simply ways of building your character and perhaps of helping other people build their characters.

can you please give me more details of what you are trying to say.

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