Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Sponsor District : District 6990
Sponsor Club: Davie/Cooper City, Florida
Host District: 2440
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Spisska Nova Ves
My name is Katrina hickey. Most people call me Kat. I am currently a senior at American Heritage school on a performing arts scholarship in Plantation, Florida. I work at Maui Nix surf shop In Pembroke Gardens. I love acting and spend a large amount of time on stage rehearsing for upcoming shows. I spend almost all of my free time at the beach or hanging out with friends. I love the ocean. I do many activities such as snorkeling, surfing, and anything to help keep the beach clean.
My mother works for the airline which enables me to travel often. I have traveled to a few places in Europe but I have not yet been to Slovakia. I am extremely excited to live with my host family and learn an entirely new culture as if it is my own. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity that I am certain will completely change my life. I am anxious to communicate with people in a language other than my own and I can not wait to meet life long friends in the process. I am thankful I have never ending support and love from my my mother and father and all of my loved ones in every aspect of my life. I am also thankful that when this journey comes to an end, I will have comforting certainty that my family will be waiting for me back home with open arms. Thank you, Rotary, for this incredible dream about to come true!