17th Grade

Posted By: FaithWelch
Posted On: September 16th, 2017
Attending: Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Our Master’s program is officially beginning! This past week Chaz, Mak, and I had our international student and Master’s course orientations. LYIT’s campus atmosphere is light-hearted and neighborly. Chaz was able to switch into the marketing course with me and Mak so now we all have the same schedule! During these orientations, we were able to meet a few of our professors and classmates. We actually are not the only students that travelled across the Atlantic for school this year – it was surprising, yet cordial, to hear familiar North American accents in Letterkenny. We met two girls who are both studying design media: one from Canada and another from the States who actually lives about 20 minutes away from Mak’s hometown! Small world, right?! Everyone that we have met so far in the LYIT community has been tremendously helpful and kind. It’s made me so excited to start the Master’s program next week (aka the 17th grade!).

Aside from school, we’ve had quite a few opportunities to work and coach with the local community club teams: Mulroy Hoops and Blaze Basketball. The kids are great; they are excited for us to coach and they genuinely want to learn more about the game of basketball. You couldn’t ask for a better group of kids to work with! As time progresses, I’m looking forward to seeing each of them develop into better basketball players and, more importantly, leaders both on and off the court.

This upcoming weekend, Mak and I have a scrimmage against the Ulster Elks in Jordanstown. We’ll be playing against Victory Scholars Nia Moore and Natalya Lee! It’s going to be great to see them again and be able to catch up with what they’ve been doing since we all left Belfast. Then the following weekend, Mak and I have our first away weekend tournament for our National league team in Spain. Yes, you read that right….in SPAIN! I’m sure you can only imagine how excited we are to have the chance to travel and play, in yet, another (!!!) country. We’ll be missing Chaz’s first home game, but I’ll be sure to grab a post card while we’re over there to make it up to him (LOL). Be sure to stay updated with me on social media to follow our weekend trip on and off the court in Spain!


“Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun?”

“Cause they’re always a little short!”

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