Hometown: Crystal River, Florida
School: Lecanto High School
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Inverness, Florida
Host District: District 1913
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Varaždin
Hello! My name is Julia Grady-Weil and I'm extremely excited for this incredible opportunity. Currently I am a sophomore, but I would be in my junior year while on the exchange. Some of my hobbies are reading, listening to music, and kickboxing. I also really love doing activities such as zip-lining, Rock-climbing (though I am not so great at that one), and just things that get my adrenaline pumping. I am not the greatest at sports, but the aforementioned activities I just love. I live with my mom, as my parents are divorced and I have a sister named Kathleen, who is currently in her sophomore year of college. We are fairly close and my entire family, including cousins and aunts and grandparents, have been amazingly supportive and almost as exited as I am. I also have had pets all of my life, my house is currently filled with three dogs and three cats, all (but one) of which we have had for at least eight years. In school I am in the IB, or International Baccalaureate, program. I am on the A/B honor roll and some of my favorite subjects are English and History. in school I am involved in yearbook, and outside of school I take kickboxing a few times a week. This year I hope to get many things accomplished. I'm focused on being as prepared as I can be for the year abroad, which includes going through the Rotary training, making sure my credits are sorted out so that I can graduate with my class when I get back, start learning Croatian, and really just making sure I'm all set. I guess that about it, I can't wait to really get started with the program, I feel so incredibly lucky for all of this!