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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Only a Day Away
I also attended a group meeting with college counselor, Ms. Sue Kim today. It was primarily a personal essay workshop. We did some different writing exercises. She went over the college application essay prompts with us and emphasized how important it is to address every part of the question. She provided us with examples of both good and bad essays, and taught us how important it is "to show" what you mean in your essay rather than "to tell" it. Ms. Kim also spent some time discussing the college specific "why us" essay. All who attended are to email her a first draft of what will probably be the most important writing of our entire lives. Since I am leaving on Friday, mine is not due until July 16th. I am very grateful to be receiving the services of Ms. Kim, I would feel so lost without her. College applications was one thing I was very worried about, and although it is still a major concern, I do not feel that my parents and I are left feeling around in the dark. Ms. Kim, and the ILC for that matter, is a great guiding light. Thank you all!