National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version



Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2022, 23(1): 105–06


Copyright © 2022 Jonna Nunez


As part of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (2022) collection of essays about the value of honors to its graduates (1967–2019), the author reflects on the personal and professional impacts of the honors experience.

I’m submitting this assignment on its due date because I was unsure how far my writing has declined since college. I was afraid that preparing technical accounting memos all day had made me forget how to write about a realworld, non-seemingly-made-up topic rather than the five steps of revenue recognition or acquisition accounting. One thing is for certain—I still know how to write an intro and here it is: The things about Honors that I’m grateful for most are getting me to where I am today, giving me some of the most precious people in my life, teaching me how to be a real human with adult skills, and telling me the greatest, most necessary stories I’ve been told.