November 29th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” out of my head.
For Thanksgiving, Sport Changes Life brought all the Victory Scholars to Belfast for a little reunion over a delicious, specially made Thanksgiving dinner. It was our first time having everyone together since our first two weeks in Ireland, and it did not disappoint. Although some of us hadn’t seen each other in months, it felt like we’d never left each other. Our bond was especially evident the day after Thanksgiving.
That Friday, all of the Scholars were brought to the Sport Changes Life headquarters for a photo-shoot and interviews. These took a lot longer than planned, so us scholars got a little stir crazy and decided to make a music video to pass the time. One minute we were all sitting in the hallway waiting our turn for pictures, and the next we were up dancing around like fools. It was hilarious to see everyone bust a move. Nearly all of the scholars got into it, and everyone was throwing out idea after idea to make our music video dream a reality. By the time we finished, I had about 50 of the most random video clips ever on my phone. I couldn’t wait to see the final product, so I edited the video together that night when we got to the hotel. The scholars did such a great job choreographing the video that it made it incredibly easy to put together. The outcome was priceless! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it through this link:
I hope everyone enjoys our music video as much as we enjoyed making it, although I don’t know if that’s possible because we had so much fun. And even though “Sorry” is now permanently stuck in my head since I’ve probably listened to it a million times between recording the various video clips, editing the videos together, and watching the final cut over and over, I don’t think I will ever get sick hearing the song. It will always hold a special meaning to me, reminding me of the day I spent having way too much fun dancing like a clown with my little American family in Ireland. For that, I’ll never say sorry.
Victory Scholar: Katie Fox
Present University: Waterford IT
US League: NEC
Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats
Alma Mater: St. Francis College
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland