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.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Everyday is a learning experience
I must acknowledge the fact that staying at Cornell has been an odyssey of discovery for me, personally as well as intellectually. Everyday I pick up a new tool or idea. This program has taught me to become more courageous to take a challenge. Most importantly, it is crucial to challenge oneself and to see if you have the capability and drive to be on par with other talented individuals.
To conclude, I want to clearly emphasize the fact that everyday is a growing experience for me. I may not pick up a tool right away, but with a dose of effort and passion, it'll eventually manifest. Today, particularly, I have noticed that one of the best alternatives to learning is to sit back and to observe. Observe who, you might ask? Look no further--my classmates, of course.