Ashley Eunice
2011-12 Outbound to Austria

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
School: Winter Park High School
Sponsor: Winter Park Rotary Club, District 6980, Florida
Host: Rotary Club of Oberpullendorf, District 1910, Austria

Ashley's Bio

Hallo! My name is Ashley Eunice and I’m going to Austria!

I am17 and I am currently attending my senior year at Winter Park High School. I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida with my family. I have spent my entire life running, swimming and just having an all around good time under the Florida sun. I am a very active person. I’ve spent all four years of high school running track and cross country. I’m one of those crazy people who deliberately wake up early in the morning or stays after school to run for miles under the blazing summer sun. I really love it that much.

I’ve been an artist all my life. The times I’m sitting still are the times when I am drawing. I’m always doodling on the edges of class work (much to the annoyance or amusement of my teachers) and I am always thinking of new ideas to express in my art.

I also enjoy writing. I love to create new stories and characters. In fact, over the past four years, I have written, edited and revised an enormous story that I one day hope to share with the world. However, I want to combine my art and my writing to portray the story as a sort of graphic novel. This has been a dream of mine ever since I first started to read Manga and watch Anime, way back in middle school.

My ideal of an entertaining story tends to deviate a little from the average teenage demographic. As an active reader I look for creepy, bizarre books to read. I have a wide range of musical interests and will pretty much listen to anything from Lady Gaga to Phantom of The Opera.

I love meeting new people and visiting new places so I’m totally excited to be going to Austria. I’ve never actually left America before so I’m very grateful to Rotary for this super-special-awesome opportunity.