School: Hillsborough High School
Sponsor District : District 6890
Sponsor Club:Tampa Westchase, Florida
Host District: District TBA
Host Club: TBA
First: "tack" (thanks) Rotary! Hallå! Jag heter Riyza och jag kommer att leva i Sverige nästa år! Translation: Hello! My name is Riyza and I will live in Sweden next year! It's remarkable, really, that I'm actually sitting here at my computer typing that out. (I'M GOING TO SWEDEN FOR A YEAR)! I attendthe historic Hillsborough High School and have been involved (more like struggling) in the grueling IB program for the past four years. Up until the middle of my junior year, I never, ever would have thought of embarking on a journey like this. The plan: graduate, go to college, go to college some more, then become a professional. That's what's expected of us; of me. Now, I look forward to flying myself over the Atlantic to probably the polar oppposite of Tampa for a year before I go off to university! Can you believe it? Pfft, I can't. So, about my life-- I'm a senior at HHS; I live with my mom, stepdad, and 15-year-old sister. Next to my aggressive Netflix addiction, I love to have fun with my friends, sleep in until the afternoon, volunteer, and travel. Outside of the country, I've visited family in Jordan and the Dominican Republic; inside, I visit (more) family in San Franciso, CA (my hometown), and have recently gone to Vermont on an amazing nature-based volunteer trip. I definitely want to continue volunteer work "i Sverige", aaand also stimulate my social life a little. Or a lot. I never thought that I'd be in this position, about to do something so wonderful, yet intimidating; exhilarating but dreamy. One's life can truly change so dramatically in such a short period of time. I'm getting a bit teary-eyed now... But! I'll update you all on the haps very, "mycket" soon. Hej då!