This is a shout out blog to all of the Victory Scholars!! #TeamCork has been so fortunate to have many of the other Victory Scholars come visit us in Cork. Its funny, we only met each other a little over a month ago but I really missed them. We are so lucky these days to be able to stay in touch through social media, but it is not the same as getting a big hug in person. Seeing a familiar face when you are in a foreign country is such a comforting feeling. It has been so interesting to hear how different everyone’s experiences have been and how everyone is growing. Everyone is working so hard everyday with the community, school, and basketball. We all come from different backgrounds, but similar passions have brought us together. They all inspire me to be a better person everyday, and to make the most of this experience. I personally feel that I have grown so much as a person since starting this program, and when I see everyone else’s faces light up when they talk about their experiences I know they have too. To grow and be apart of something that is bigger than ourselves is a truly special opportunity. I never could have imagined meeting people with such different backgrounds from all over the states and becoming so close with them in a different country. I am so thankful for all of the laughs and stories that we have gotten to share with each other. I know that we will be lifelong friends because of this program, and I am truly grateful.