To My 21 New Friends

Posted By: MariaPalarino
Posted On: August 31st, 2019
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

Dear Becca, Meredith, Aryn, Dana, Lexi, DJ, Kadeem, Kyle, Kollyns, Kaitlyn, Michael, Dan, Brandon, Peter, Carson, Summer, Ian, Reece, Morgan, Ashley, and Karlee:

Today all of us Victory Scholars are splitting up and heading off to our universities. I want to wish you all luck this year in everything you do, but after spending 10 days with you it is clear that you won’t need it.

I know it has only been 10 days, but I think we can all agree that it’s not so easy going our separate ways. I’m pretty sure a lot of us are going to be lifelong friends and I am so incredibly grateful that SCL has brought us together. Moving to a different country was not an easy transition, but you all made it feel like home.

I truly enjoyed getting to know all of you and learning about your different backgrounds and stories and how they led you to Ireland. I am so excited to see what the next 9 months holds for all of us. Every single person that you encounter this year as a coach, mentor, teammate, or whatever the situation may be, will be so lucky to have you. You are all amazing, kind, inspiring individuals that are about to make the world a better place.

I am going to miss you all (except Michael because he’s stuck with me) so much and can’t wait to visit each of you in your cities. I’ll see some of you on the court and I’ll see you all at Thanksgiving!



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