We were preceded by an introduction from our principal, Mr. Zak, who spoke of the wonderful academic achievements of Hercules High School students, due in a large part, to the Ivy League Connection. We were then introduced by Hercules Middle High School assistant principal, Terri Ishmael. Following the introductions, each one of us presented our speeches, in which we included which school we will be attending, what program we will be enrolled in, and what participating in the Ivy League Connection means to us. As Mr. Zak and Don summed it all up, Mr. Ramsey arrived and spoke a little about the program and gave thanks to the city for their support. The final round was the group picture with the Hercules City Council members.
This evening was the first to come for the many ILC events, including our presentation to the school board as well as the alumni dinner (which I was pleased to find out our own Hercules city councilman, Don Kuenhe, will be attending) that will be taking place very soon, and I enjoyed myself very much. I would like to thank the city of Hercules for receiving us as well as their tremendous support of the Ivy League Connection. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!