Letter of Recommendation to National Honor Society

This is letter I wrote for one of my soccer players, as a recommendation for National Honor Society. I have worked with Amber for a number of years on goalkeeping and she is one of my strongest players. I remember asking folks to write letters of recommendation for me while I was in high school for clubs like the NHS and now it it neat to be on the other side of the fence and write one on somebody's behalf.

So here it goes...


I was asked to write a brief essay about the character of one, Ms. Amber Zdanovec. I have known Amber for four years, being her soccer coach. Ever since meeting Amber, I have been impressed with her capacity for hard work and determination. Amber is a soccer goalkeeper, a position that requires a tremendous amount of patience and attention to detail. Having been a goalkeeper myself, I have learned that these qualities are as important off the field as on the field, and in my experience this has been the case with Amber. She has always impressed me with her ability to play multiple team sports, as well as keep an above average high school grade point. These examples in and of themselves show the exceptional character traits held by Amber.

The quality that I admire most about Amber is her ability to put others before her self. Selflessness is a rare character trait in today’s society, but such a valuable one. I am convinced that we truly will be happiest as a people, a nation, and a world when we find the ability to give rather then to receive. This is the building block for true peace. If there where more people that had this character trait exhibited by Amber, the world would be a better place. It is for this reason, which I highly recommend Amber for acceptance into the National Honor Society.