The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has invited me to join its ranks. An honor less than 1% of community college students have been offered; since 1918. It is a prestigious society, bringing many benefits to its members. Some of what it offers is $87 million worth of scholarships, career connections, and leadership skills. The onetime payment of $80.00 is the required dues to be entered into the society. There is also the cost of the graduation regalia package, a total of $86.50. The package includes the Key Medallion, Honors Stole, Honors Tassel and Honors Cord. To some people the price may not be worth it, but I dearly want to be a part of this society. Looking at some of the previous members such as Fred Haise (Apollo XIII Astronaut), Dr. Sylvia Earle (oceanographer), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (U.S. Representative) is inspiring. With help from Phi Theta Kappa they became prominent figures. My ultimate goal of becoming a vet at the Philadelphia Zoo would seem closer if I was entered into the society. I struggle already, with a full time class schedule, along with work study and a part time job to pay my expenses. My funds and energy are low, but because I've worked so hard my GPA was high and earned me this honor. It is special to me, because in the future it would remind me of my achievements and how I triumphed during tough times. I may be somewhat greedy for wanting to feel special because of my achievements, but is that wrong? I don't think so. So all I ask is that you donate a small amount. If I can get 20 people to donate $8.00 each, I will reach my goal. I would highly appreciate it, and the funds would go straight to paying my dues. You would also be able to follow me, which would allow you to view my academic achievements. When I finally do graduate in the near future you would be able to view me wearing the regalia you helped me gain. $8.00 is all I ask; also by telling others you'll get me that much closer to achieving my goal, and my dreams.