Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hercules City Council

Today, the seven Hercules Ivy League Connection participants were presented to the Hercules City Council. It was a great way to thank the city for their support of the Ivy League Connection program, as well as their continued support of education in the Hercules community.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Beilul,

    Yes, you are almost ready to go. Your group just has seven weeks before it is time to head off to Cornell.

    Your presentation to the Hercules City Council provides them the chance to see the gifted and talented students that reside in Hercules. All of you should be very proud of your accomplishments and take away from the experience that you have shown elected offficals how excited you are to be in this program.

    Hope all else is well.

    Take care.

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