LOCAL STUDENT SAFE AFTER LONDON BOMBINGS
For immediate release
July 7, 2005
GREENVILLE, PA - Megan Adams of Kittanning, Pa., a Thiel College
junior studying in London this summer, escaped injury after four bombs exploded in London's transit system Thursday,
killing at least 33 people.
Adams is one of three Thiel College junior women awarded the
Vira I. Heinz Scholarships for Education Abroad for 2005. Adams, who arrived in London at the end of June, is using
the scholarship to enroll in a four-week British culture and society program at Kingston University in London.
Adams and a classmate were traveling on London's Underground
subway system to the British Museum when the first explosion occurred. The students heard announcements of electrical
complications and then increased security risks at another station closed down the line, said Adams.
"This started out as one of the best days of my life being
as I saw the world-famous and highly revered Rosetta Stone. It ended up being one of the most memorable and terrifying
days of my existence, but thankfully I am fine and I hope all of you were not too worried," she said.
Adams, a history major and English minor, will graduate from
Thiel in spring 2006.
The daughter of Mark and Gail K. Adams, she is a 2002 graduate
of Kittanning Senior High School.