January 12th, 2016 | Uncategorized
My first extended vacation without my family, my first time to four new countries and cities, first time I spent Christmas away from home, and the list goes on and on. My trip to Edinburgh was no different. I have always spent my new years in a fairly uneventful fashion until this year at the Hogmanay festival in Edinburgh Scotland. This event packs the streets of Edinburgh with thousands of people and features several different live music performances. In the streets that inspired, and so much resembled what would be seen in a Harry Potter movie, was the perfect venue to welcome in 2016. Upon the tick of the clock into the New Year, fireworks lit up the sky like nothing I have ever seen. With Edinburgh Castle in the background, it was the greatest firework display I have ever seen. The first day of 2016 proved to be a great one, and I am excited for what else is still to come.
Victory Scholar: Cory Starkey
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: Patriot League
Club/community partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Bucknell University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland