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Replies to: NHS

  • domt73domt73 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Would y’all understand my ECs more if I explain them in a separate thread?
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 6,895 Senior Member
    edited April 27
    Are you planning to tell us what the club is about....or....are you planning to tell us what you have done, your accomplishments etc...within these clubs/ECs? Remember...it’s not the club, it’s not the title....it’s what you do that matters.
  • domt73domt73 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Yeah @twogirls and I will also give a list of awards that I would also use on my College apps in that thread also.
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 6,895 Senior Member
    If you want to start a separate thread explaining what you have done/accomplished in HS so far, that is your choice. I am sure people will provide their advice and opinions.
  • whidbeyite2002whidbeyite2002 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    @domt73, to return to the original question about NHS: My daughter became an officer in NHS to fill a perceived need. Do I think this leadership position tipped the scales in her favor? No. I believe her long-term proven commitment to helping others, her passion for her intended area of study, her detailed research regarding each college to which she applied, and her strong, unique essays got her into highly selective colleges.

    Wishing you the best with your quest!
  • GrandIslandGrandIsland Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Not one bit. Forget about it. It doesn't matter at all. Waste of time.
  • VickiSoCalVickiSoCal Registered User Posts: 3,261 Senior Member
    edited April 28
    @GrandIsland NHS provides heavily used after school peer.tutoring services at our school that I would not characterize as a waste of time.
  • GrandIslandGrandIsland Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    @VickiSoCal Perhaps so, but the question was not whether it mattered to people who used tutoring, it was whether it "mattered" for admission certain selective colleges. And, I don't think, on its own, it does matter. The poster didn't say what he/she was planning to do with it, and if he/she was to spend a significant amount of time doing meaningful tutoring or something, that would be a different question. At my high school, NHS was just something you "joined" when you got a certain GPA, and since anyone who is competitive at ALL for the schools mentioned by OP would qualify for NHS, I don't think it is something that on its own would "matter" for college admissions. I doubt that anyone didn't get into one of those schools because they did not joint NHS. So, that's what I meant. Not that all people who do NHS are wasting their time. Thanks for allowing me to clarify.
  • mamom2018mamom2018 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    @GrandIsland Our school is similar, there is a minimum GPA set and all those who qualify are invited to apply. In my son's class, there were 130 members out of a class of 295, so not exactly exclusive. That was 2 years ago and I understand now it is a little more selective and there is an interview. But when my D20 was invited to apply and didn't want to, I didn't push it with her. She has many ECs that show leadership and passion, I just really don't think that not having NHS on her list is going to hurt her.
  • VickiSoCalVickiSoCal Registered User Posts: 3,261 Senior Member
    Wow. We had 70 juniors inducted last week (only time it happens) out of a class of 800.
  • domt73domt73 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Just for an idea, I’m getting mail from schools like Princeton, University of Chicago, Notre Dame, Duke, and many more and I requested to be on all of my college mailing lists. Is it good to be on their mailing list? I think it does because it shows the colleges I’m interested in their institutions.
  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 6,895 Senior Member
    No it means nothing to be on the mailing lists for these schools. Please start researching some schools that are more realistic.
  • domt73domt73 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    This might sound crazy, but I wanna try to start a fundraiser, raise money for it, and travel to a foreign country the summer for my senior year to teach children about forming gardens and doing it, or go to my local elementary school and make a community garden. How do you guys think I should do this?
  • whidbeyite2002whidbeyite2002 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    @domt73, nothing crazy about that, especially if you’re passionate about the project. If you do work with a local elementary school, start talking with teacher who might be interested now. They should be able to link you to the right gatekeepers in the district. I’m making no assumptions about who those might be. I had worked in all sorts of districts. Good luck!
  • domt73domt73 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    edited May 10
    @whidbeyite2002 Think I should start a GoFundMe, if I want to do either of these things?
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