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 10, 2009

Promised Pictures & Video

It seems that I hadn't keep some of my previous promises regarding photos! I'm so sorry for the delay, but I have finally uploaded pictures!

While I usually plug in pictures in the middle of my blogs, I have to change it up a bit because I have so many pictures I'd like you to see. I've attached URL's along with slideshows in this blog so that you may see all of the photos. This way the blog won't be cluttered, and it will be easier to navigate through all of the photos. If it is at all confusing, just let me know and I'd be glad to do it the "normal way." It's very timely, so I'm finding the "Photobucket method" much easier.

This first set of photos comes from our visit on July 6th to Uris Library, more specifically the Andrew D. White Lib
rary. It is better known as the "Harry Potter Room." During our visit to Cornell, Julia, Ramiah and I took two visits to this library. It's visually stunning, and the pictures truly don't do the room justice. So if you're ever in Ithaca, make sure you check out Uris Library! (I actually realized that I DID upload some pictures from Uris Library. If you check out my blog from July 6th, there are two pictures. I know that my audience loves pictures, so I think you'll enjoy these pictures more.)

Link to Uris Library Photos

In this URL, you will find pictures from our tour of Cornell on July 10th. Although much of the information we heard from our guide Dan was a tad repetitive, it was nice to get a nice, thorough look of the campus for one last time. Cornell is stunning, and I'm happy we took the tour. That means more pictures to treasure!

Link to Tour of Cornell Photos

And here is the video of the musical steps! It's short, but you get the idea.


  1. Justine,

    I was speaking on the phone with Mr. Ramsey as this blog popped up on my screen and I had to tell him the back story behind it. He got quite a laugh.

    After reading and responding to 29 blogs this morning I thought I could take a break and go eat some breakfast (the first meal of the day?) and now you send me beautiful photos. Oh well,, eating's over rated, isn't it?

    Great photos, Justine. Thanks for sharing.

  2. No problem at all. If you read any of the blogs and wanted to see the pictures from it, go ahead and let me know!

  3. Justine,

    These slide shows are just WAY cool. Way!

  4. Thanks!
    Again, these are really simple to make. If you have any "theme" suggestions for a slideshow, let me know, and I can post them as soon as possible.

  5. Way to go Justine!

    I hope that you are having a great final night. I am all blogged out, but this is a nice way to conclude the program.

    Have a safe flight home to San Francisco. You and the other ladies have made us all proud.

    Take care.

    Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
    School Board Member
    West Contra Costa
    Unified School District

  6. Justine,

    I love the pictures and the video.

    Looks like it was a great tour. Thanks for the musical steps, too.

    Travel safely.