As co-sponsor of National Honor Society on my campus, I get to help determine membership and officers for the next year. It is that time of year. My friend and colleague (the real sponsor) has been reviewing officer applications. She sent me this delightful piece, written by one of my current AP English students.
What follows is a clever, and entertaining example of the kind of writing students will do, if we give them the opportunity to be themselves on the page– no restrictions, no required form. Just time and space.
Michelle submitted this for her Officer Candidate Bio for NHS President. Read it and see if you get what she’s done here:
Dark Horse: I’ll serve you like a “Dark Horse”.
Happy: Because I’m “Happy”, clap along if you feel like NHS is the best.
All of Me: Cause “All of Me” will serve all of you.
The Man: Well, you can tell everybody, I’m “The Man”, I’m the Man, I’m the Man, Yes I am, Yes I am, Yes I am.
Say Something: “Say Something”, I’ll always listen to you.
Timber: It’s going down, I’m yelling “Timber”, you better move, you better serve.
Counting Stars: Lately I been, I been losing sleep, Dreaming about the things that we could be, But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard, Said no more counting dollars, We’ll be counting hours.
I’ll Make a Man Out of You: Let’s get down to business, To defeat these hours, They did send me leaders, when I asked for flowers. You’re the greatest bunch I ever met, But you can bet before we’re through Mister, “I’ll Make a Leader Out Of You.”
Let It Go: “Let It Go”, let it go, Can’t hold it back anymore, Let it go, let it go, go ahead and serve even more.
Thrift Shop: I’m gonna pop some events, Only got seven days in a week, I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up, This is super awesome.
I Will Always Love You: And I… will always help you, ooh. Will always help you.
Can’t Hold Us: Can we go back, this is the moment, This year is our year, we’ll serve ’til forever, So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us, Like the ceiling can’t hold us
Do You Want to Build a Snowman: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”, then please vote for Michelle P.