Cave Hill Mountain

August 31st, 2015 | Uncategorized

My first week here in Ireland was a busy one.  The first week was filled with lots of training and meeting everyone from my fellow scholars to some of the Ulster University faculty members.  I had a really good time during my first week and didn’t really have a chance to take it all in until Saturday.  Saturday morning was the last activity all of the victory scholars would be doing together before everyone left for their assigned university.  We all decided to take a hike to the top of cave hill.  I really didn’t want to take the hike to the top I was hoping there was a way that we could drive to the top and see the view.  After about twenty minutes into the hike I was overcome with joy.  The time it took to hike to the top allowed me some time to take everything in and reflect a little.  I started off thinking about how blessed I am to just have the opportunity to see another part of the world.  I started to become overwhelmed with gratefulness that God allowed me to be chosen to become a victory scholar.  I know how difficult it is for young men from my city to be successful with all of the violence and drugs surrounding so many of our communities.  So for me to just have the opportunity to walk up Cave Hill Mountain brought great joy and gratitude.  Once I reached the top I just looked at the most beautiful view I have ever seen in my life and said to myself   “WOW”.  I could only think about how far I have come and the many people who have helped contribute to my success.  “To God Be The Glory” 


Victory Scholar: Jonathan McNair

Present University: Ulster University

US League: East Coast Conference

Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks

Alma Mater: St Thomas Aquinas College

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland 

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