February 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized
As a Victory Scholar, I have been forced to step outside my comfort zone to better myself, but more importantly to inspire and motivate the young people in our world. Being a Victory Scholar is an endless journey, that will push me to evolve and grow throughout my entire life, this is just the beginning. Everything that I’ve learned, and will learn, will carry into every aspect of my life even after this year is over.
My experience will help me to inspire everyone around me to be the best they can be, including myself. Victory Scholar Jonathan McNair shared, “No matter what level you are on in life, there will always be a struggle”. It is how we work with the struggle that will allow us to transform our attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors to be the strongest we can be. There is beauty in the struggle.
My experience has also pushed me to open my eyes to new cultures, perspectives, and opinions. Ones I’ve never experienced in small town Phoenixville or through my years at college. They make me think outside the box and allow me to continue to mature mentally.
My experience has kept me connected with basketball and school. I’ve been able to continue working on a craft I love and have been playing my whole life. My Masters in Child, Youth, and Family Studies ties in perfectly when I’m coaching the young people. Things I learn in modules like Child Psychology can be utilized to get the best result when motivating and inspiring during my coaching sessions.
All in all, this experience has been life-changing for me and has allowed me to mature exponentially. As I mentioned earlier, being a Victory Scholar will carry with me for the rest of my life. The invaluable tools we’ve developed will continue to evolve, in effort to better our world, even after the program ends. This is an extremely UNIQUE and DYNAMIC experience that will forever be a blessing to me.
Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo
Present University: IT Carlow
US League: MAC
Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball
Alma Mater: Alvernia University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland