Hometown:Jensen Beach, Florida
School: Jensen Beach High School
Sponsor District : District 6930
Sponsor Club:Stuart-Sunrise, Florida
Host District: District TBA
Host Club: TBA
Czesc! jestem Kerlandy. Hello! I’m Kerlandy I live in Jensen Beach, Florida with my mom and dad. I am fifteen and a freshman at Jensen Beach High. I am fluent in English, Creole and learning Spanish and Polish. I'm Haitian and Irish, I was born in Haiti and moved to Florida in 2006. I first became interested in exchanging to other countries my seventh grade year. I found Rotary Youth Exchange my eighth grade year after a year of researching. After gathering all my research I showed my parents hoping they would say yes,my dad said yes while my mom had a different reaction, she disagreed completely. My dad convinced her to let me apply for the short term program. In September I got in contact with Mr. Mills my Rotary officer, we had a meeting at my house and he somehow convinced my mom to let me sign up for the long-term program and to let me go if I got accepted. The night I got that email congratulating me on being accepted to be an outbound student I cried because I was so happy. On December 8 I got a call saying that I was going to Poland, I was so Happy. I can't even describe to you how happy I am to be a part of Rotary Youth Exchange, I've dreamed of this for three years. In those three years I have learned how to make my dreams come true and how to be independent and I haven't even left for Poland yet. One of my favorite quotes says “ The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” I am overjoyed to know that RYE is bringing me one step closer to reading that whole book.