I am still not quite sure how to put my selection as a Victory Scholar into words. It just seems so surreal. I’m thrilled that I have been chosen to be part of a program that gives scholars the opportunity to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged youth in another country, pursue their education, and continue to play the sport that they love. I believe a conversation with a fellow scholar named Pat Hartnett described my emotions perfectly. He said, “I am feeling every emotion except for anger about this awesome opportunity.” While it is true that I am experiencing a whirlwind of emotions, I’d like to describe how I got to this point of being a Victory Scholar.
As many of you reading this may already know, I attended a school in North Carolina called Guilford College.