national spanish honor society

nuevacielo  asked:

I'm joining the National Spanish Honors Society in a little less than a month and I'm super nervous for the induction ceremony because of my anxiety. Do you have any tips for me on how to control my nervousness?

Try to take something with you that calms you that you can keep in your hand or pocket. Something you can occupy yourself with and play with, like a ring or bracelet. I hope you’ll be fine. Also I’m proud of you that sounds super exciting!

bts in high school

Seokjin- Seokjin would be the pretty boy that all the girls/boys fonded over because not only was he hot, he was sweet and conisderate. He was the type that would try to tutor you, even if he didn’t understand the lesson either. He’d hold doors open for people- yes, even if they were twenty feet away- and be President of a community service club. Out of all the sports, he’d be participating in swimming because of his broad shoulders. He’d also win Prom King….by a landslide. 

Superlative- Most Handsome & Most Dependable

Yoongi- Yoongi would be the kid that takes all the musical classes and passes with flying colors, but sleeps in other subjects like math and history. He’d spend his lunch with a group of equally as cool music kids in the cafeteria, all sharing music and complaining about how all the money goes to the football team. Though, he’d still be popular because he’d be a varisty basketball player, even as a freshman. Probably wouldn’t date in high school, but if he did, it’d be the same girl/boy all throughout. 

Superlative- Most Likely to Win a Grammy & Most Laid-back

Hoseok- This kid would be the brightest, happiest, and most spirit-filled student. He’d be a key part of pep rallies because of his optimism and extroverted qualities. But also, he’d pump the crowd up with a dance routine done by him and his school dance team (he’s the captain). Probably would be in drama club, but only ever gets funny roles with minimal lines. As he walks through the halls, he’d high five everyone and smile.  He’d be very popular because of how kind he is. 

Superlative- Most Spirit & Best Attitude

Namjoon- Obviously, he’d be the valedictorian. He’d be the goofy, clumsy, and adorable upperclassman that always trips over his shoe laces. Namjoon definitely be President of multiple clubs, like National Honors Society and Spanish Club. He’d also be an active member in Quizbowl, and even though he can’t play sports, he’d try random ones like Bowling and Ultimate Frisbee. All the girls/boys would have lowkey major crushes on him because of his kindness and intelligence. (Probably try foreign exchange one year.)

Superlative- Most Likely to Succeed & Most Clumsy

Jimin- Jimin would be the cute, shy kid that everyone has at least a tiny crush on. He’d be the sweetheart that would stop and help you pick up your books or help you hang flyers around the school. His passions would be art and dance, so he’d be President of the Art Club and also a leader on his dance team. He’d try sports, and possibly like running ones like cross country or track. Probably would dress cute and comfy all day, and he’d definitely let somebody borrow his hoodie if they were cold in class. 

Superlative- Best Smile & Best Bromance (along with Taehyung)

Taehyung- Tae would be both the class clown and secret genius. He’d score all A’s with somehow never turning in homework. He would always be up to making someone laugh or smile, and teachers would love him because although he was a bit mischevious, he always made them little presents. He’d be in show choir, and also be a member of the photography club. He’d also be an amazing soccer player, taking the team to the playoffs every year. 

Superlative- Class Clown & Best Bromance (along with Jimin) 

Jungkook- Jungkook would be an all around smarty-pants and 3-sport varisty athlete. He’d play football in the fall, basketball during winter, and then track in the spring. He’d even be a member of the dance team. He would be the kid that gets 100s on his math tests but doesn’t understand how he is so good at it. All the girls/boys would have a crush on him, but he’d be so shy and not sure how to approach and/or talk to them. He’d also be a member of the show choir and art club. 

Superlative- Most Adventurous & Most Talented

#blackexcellence #blackout

I’m graduating with a 4.0 GPA (Summa Cum Laude) , a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, a full scholarship to college plus an additional $14k from local scholarships to pursue a degree in pharmaceutical sciences.

Don’t EVER allow anyone to discourage you from being successful.


This is a late #blackout post, but I wanted to share. I MADE IT! I am so freaking proud of myself! High school was so hard for me. The other day I was reading a letter I wrote to myself the first day of high school and it listed two goals “1. Become the debate captain. 2. Graduate with honors.”
I am so proud and grateful to say I have surpassed both those goals.
In the realm of debate: I became the captain of the debate team. I became one of the highest ranked debaters in the state twice. I placed at the state tournament in debate twice. I placed first or got first speaker at several debate tournaments. I got a quadruple ruby degree of superior distinction from the National Forensic League.
I am also proud to say I have had academic achievement as well. I have earned numerous awards including an award from Yale. I have being recognized for my writing skills by the National Educator’s Association. I have stayed on the A honor roll my entire high school career. I am an AP scholar with distinction. I am starting college with enough credits to be considered a sophomore. I have lettered in academics four times. I have 12+ academic and achievement letters. I got student of the month four times in my science classes (the only ones which do student of the month at my school). I was a three year member of National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. I got the award I have been vying for since I was in fifth grade: the Presidential Academic Fitness award. I graduated with honors.
I succeeded in areas where I didn’t even expect. Not only was I captain of the debate team, but also the science Olympiad team, editor in chief of my school paper, vice-chairperson of my city’s youth commission, and even started a couple of clubs.
I succeeded in personal growth as well. I have made friends who have been the back bone of my growth and development. I got rid of toxic friendships, and the friends I had were those who supported my journey to excellence. I have a squad which helps me grow intellectually and emotionally–we are all excellent and on the journey to succeed more. I began to identify as a feminist. I became more politically and socially aware, and as I like to say “became woke af” on racial and geopolitical issues. I also began a journey of self-acceptance and growth with self-love at the center of it all.
My future looks bright as well! I got accepted to multiple selective schools, and got a full ride to the one I chose to attend. I am a Dean’s Scholar at the school I am attending.
Overall I am grateful for my high school experience. I have had it pretty difficult. I was the only hijabi at my school for a long time, and only this year did I become one of two black Muslim hijabis out of 2,220+ students. In my AP/honors classes I was the only Muslim for most of the time, and definitely the only black Muslim hijabi. I have dealt with anti-blackness and Islamophobia on a nearly daily basis. I have been discriminated against, and vastly underestimated. I have felt like I haven’t achieved anything.
However, if I learned anything it is that my people are always my biggest supporters. Anytime I see a black excellence, Muslim excellence, or Somali excellence post on social media I begin to cry, because I feel like their success is my success, and I hope anyone who sees this feels the same way. To the kids in Somalia, Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan and all over the world who live in fear and oppression I say this from the bottom of my heart; this is for you! To the Muslim women all over the globe who are told no more often than yes (especially my black Muslim sisters), this is for you! To the immigrant children who live for making their parents proud this is for you! To Deah, Yusor, and Razan and all those we have lost far too soon who have inspired me and motivated me this is for you! To the people of the umma who have let me share in their tragedy and success this is for you!
There is so much more to achieve, but I feel ready.

she sleeps alone. a.i

Originally posted by irwinsource

“My first choice.”

She was a San Francisco girl at heart. The Golden Gate was her home, the trolley was how she got around, San Francisco became the place she wanted to be forever. She never wanted to leave the Bay area, which wasn’t a problem for her applying to college at all. It was her senior year, and she was finally done with all of her college applications. There was no secret she was the golden girl of the school. Perfect grades. Swimmer. President of National Honor Society, student council, Spanish National Honor Society, and the community service director on the regional level of a charity.

This girl was a natural born writer. It leaked out of her bones, the words she couldn’t express out loud. She had a gift. The girl was gifted, and was going to write for the rest of her life. Despite this gift, she knew she had to fulfill a promise more than anything. Staying in California was of utmost importance to her. She was applying to San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, USC but that was too far away, and then there was Stanford.

Stanford was her dream school. Stanford was it for her. She has dreamed of going to Stanford ever since she was born. Her father went to Stanford and actually met her mother there. He was a med student, and she was an undergrad hoping to do the same. That was where they fell in love, and a years later, they had six beautiful children her being the fourth. They were a Stanford family. The eldest was Adam who went to UC Berkeley for his alma mater despite his father’s protests, but went to Stanford for his doctorate in psychology. Sawyer majored in marketing and finance. Now he was on the executive board of a Fortune 100 company. Izabella majored in political science and was now a lawyer in San Francisco.  She’s never lost a case. Jack graduated from Stanford a few years ago, and was currently in school for dentistry. Daniel was a sophomore in high school, and David was merely ten months younger than him.

Her father’s dying wish was for his children to attend Stanford and make it a family tradition to go back to Stanford, because that was where their family started. He passed away when she was ten. He would never read her admission essays to Stanford or coach her for her interview. He would never be there to see her fulfill his dream. It was heartbreaking, but it only made her want Stanford more and more.

Her counselor, principal, and her family reread and tore apart everything she was going to turn into Stanford. It couldn’t be anything short of perfect. She was going in as an English major, but she was going to do microbiology. For her dad. She didn’t know what she was going to do as a writer yet, but she knew health care was calling her name.

This was the day. She sat with her family all perched around her with a picture of her father in her lap. She hit the submit button and they all cheered. Her early decision application to Stanford University was officially in.

Now it was time to wait.

There’s always a golden girl and a golden boy. There has to be a counterpart or a foil.

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