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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Alix Katague is going to Cornell University

Alix ( Alexandra Caulkins) is third from the right.
I am proud to post this spring concert ( Northgate High School) participated by my grand daughter Alix Katague, Age 18, oldest daughter of my oldest son Diosdado Katague of Walnut Creek, California. This video is about 2 hours long, however Alix participation as the only oboe player and soloist start at around 1.28. My favorite number is Ave Maria which starts at around 1:42.

Here's the link to the Northgate Spring Concert. She's in the Wind Ensemble which starts at 1:28 (she's the only oboe, in the front row on the left). www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yODAu5uN84

At the end she got a hand shake from the conductor, Eric Brown. Alix will graduate from Northgate high school, Walnut Creek, California this coming June 12. She is going to Cornell University, College of Engineering this Fall.

Concert video start after 0:40

Since Alix was accepted to Cornell, I did an Internet search about the university. Here's a short information about this top rated private Ivy League university in the East Coast.

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities. Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges, including its agricultural and veterinary colleges. As a land grant college, it operates a cooperative extension outreach program in every county of New York and receives annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions.

Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race. Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, 31 Marshall Scholars, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university. The student body consists of nearly 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 American states and 122 countries.

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