Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Better Than a Thousand Words

One of the goals of The Ivy League Connection has been to present new vistas to some of the best and the brightest students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.  Opening doors for them at some of the Ivy League schools has shown them opportunities that many of these fine students might not have known about or considered.

What good does it do us, though, to give them a glimpse of their future without showing them the way?

Late last season the Ivy League Connection brought on board Sue Kim, a professional college guidance counselor, to help provide some of the Ivy League Connection participants with one-on-one guidance to teach them about what they need to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

Sue provides expert tutelage on which tests to take, when to take them and even how best to use these tests to their advantage.  Sue works with our students and their parents to help provide the most appropriate fit for each applicant and she provides outstanding insight to both the students and their parents about options, opportunities and the ins and outs of financial assistance to help lessen the educational burdens during these tough economic times.

On March 22nd Sue met with five of our ILC participants and their parents at Pinole Valley High School to get them started on this process.

Below we have a few of the photos taken during that session:

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