Thanksgiving in Ireland and end of Semester

December 10th, 2014 | Uncategorized

For Thanksgiving, Sport Changes Life hosted all the scholars, staff, donors and many others and their families up to Belfast for a turkey dinner!  It was the first time all the scholars had been together since our two weeks of training in August when we first arrived. I have seen many of them through the three months whether we were playing each other in a game, or coaching in the same town. It was special to be together on the holiday and good to have a mental break from final projects and exams coming up!


After most of us ate (I was still eating because I may be the slowest eater ever) we were surprised with a little video message from home! We all sat together and watched and listened to a clip from each of our families and friends from home. We got to see Christine’s favorite brown couch that she is dying to get back to, Ryan’s bunny, and jaws dropped when they saw that my mom is actually my twin.


After getting back from Thanksgiving I handed in one last final project and began preparing for my six exams in six days! Wooo!! I established a great study space at our kitchen table and had hot water always ready to make my endless cup of tea! If I was not in there, you could find me in the “Reading Room”. The reading room is better described as a Harry Potter styled circular quiet room with a loft around the top where computer are set. 


These past couple weeks have been busy getting the end of semester work done; fun to see the scholars and SCL staff for Thansgiving; and rewarding working with the kids at Kubs. My club team has another game before break and the last one before our cup semi-final game!


Victory Scholar: Jennifer Morabito

Sport League: MAAC League

Present University: Trinity College Dublin

Alma Mater: Canisus College

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