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.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Today was one of the best days I've had since I have at Cornell. As you know, we did not have class. This three day weekend will be a nice break from all the hard work we are doing, and today was not disappointing.
The girls and I decided to meet at 12:30 for brunch. I woke up a tad bit earlier than I anticipated, so I got a head start on my weekend reading and I was able to finish. All I have left to worry about is the Plato essay, which I will continue to work on throughout the remainder of the weekend. After brunch, we went to the Ithaca Mall. It was nice getting the opportunity to spend time with the Hotelees, since we hardly see them.
For the past two weeks, we've seen the academic portion of university life. Today, we were exposed to a different side - to the part of college that doesn't involve papers and finals, the part of school that takes you outside your comfort zone and enables you to establish the lifelong relations so frequently formed in college. And I loved every minute of it. It hits me harder and harder every single day that my stay at Cornell is coming to a close. I don't want to leave! I've grown so accustomed to this environment, to my daily routine here. I'm sad I have to leave soon, but I know the bonds I've created with the girls is something I can take with me forever. This experience is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity I will never forget.
With that, I will close my blog. More tomorrow, darlings! Happy weekend.
- xoxo, Julia.