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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finally Up and Running

Hello and good afternoon to all. (:
First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the delay in my blogging. I encountered several issues with the site and was, unfortunately, unable to access the blog. Until now! With so many individuals so ready and willing to assist me, I was soon able to log in. Hence, my first official blog. 
I would like to take another moment to thank Mr. Ramsey, Ms. Kronenberg, Mr. Gosney, all the gracious sponsors, the school board members, and everyone else unmentioned but involved in the continual success of the Ivy League Connection. It is because of people like you all who give students like me - like all of us - the opportunity to become our best possible selves. Much, much thanks.
On another note: I cannot believe our trip to Cornell will commence in a few short days. The remainder of this week, for me, will be dedicated to preparing to the best of my ability for this trip - be it packing all the essentials or doing some last minute extra reviewing on the philosophers I will be working with at Cornell. The last few months prior to the end of school, Justine, Ramiah and I (with the aid of our brilliant AP Lang teacher, Mr. Litvin) created a study group, where we met daily to read and discuss the various philosophers we will be studying with Professor Kramnick. An additional thanks to Mr. Ramsey for acquiring the texts and the syllabus for Freedom and Justice moths in advanced. It is because of his proactive behavior that the three of us are as prepared as we are for this trip. I have heard nothing but praises for Professor Kramnick, and I cannot wait to sit in his classroom, listen to his lectures, and determine the theories behind contemporary jurisprudence.
It seems like just yesterday I received news of my acceptance into the Ivy League Connection, and now we are just three days away from our plane ride over to New York. I have so many expectations for this trip. Now that I am able to access the blog site, I will be sure to blog very often. I'll give you all detailed accounts of just how above and beyond Cornell is, and how far it exceeds the expectations I possess.

- xoxo, Julia. 

1 comment:

  1. Julia,

    We’re all glad that you worked out the technical difficulties with accessing this site. Now you can fulfill your destiny which is to blog every day.

    I try very hard to visit the blogs regularly and to respond to the postings. This year, though, most of you waited until I was out of state for a few days to start and then the postings started flooding in. I felt guilty for not doing me part and now I’m playing catch-up.

    You and your cohorts are going to have the time of your lives and because you took the time to prepare before getting o that plane you’re going to find the class so much more enjoyable. Being a part of the discussions and being able to speak with some understanding and knowledge of the subject is so much more fun than playing catch-up for three weeks.