December 27th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Today I am heading back to Ireland to continue my Victory Scholar experience. I had an amazing week at home and it was good to see all of my friends and family. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and for college I went to NC State University, which is also in Raleigh, North Carolina. The past 5 months in Ireland was the first real time that I spent away from home. The Victory Scholar program is my first time experiencing “being away from home” but also now “being back home.” It was interesting to see how much Raleigh had changed in only 5 months but it was awesome a warm feeling to see how familiar being back home felt. I never got home sick while in Ireland but being back home showed me how important family is to me. My family was waiting for me in the airport when I landed and I couldn’t help but smile when I first saw them. It was a hard feeling to describe how excited I was to see them and I tried to act calm and collective but I couldn’t hold back the big smile on my face. I am glad I was able to spend quality time with my family and experience the “being back home” feeling.
Victory Scholar: Staats Battle
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: ACC
Club/Community Partner: UL Eagles
Alma Mater: North Carolina State University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland