Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
School: SAIL high School
Sponsor District : District 6940
Sponsor Club: Tallahassee, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hello, my name is Amelia Maddox but I prefer to be called Mei. I am an adventurous Chinese adoptee who will be traveling to Taiwan for the 2015-2016 year through the Rotary Youth Exchange. Yay!! I lived in Oregon with my mother until the start of fifth grade, when we moved to Florida. Middle school years were hard, but whose isn’t? High school on the other hand, has been absolutely amazing. I love my courses, my fellow students, and my teachers. Although I’m very much a science and math person, my favorite courses are related to history. Whenever I’m not at school, you can find me in my robotics club (I’m team captain) or playing Ultimate Frisbee. I am outgoing, optimistic, and full of curiosity. I find other cultures fascinating and always am seeking ways to expand my horizons. For years I’ve wanted to experience a culture from a non-tourist perspective. Rotary Youth Exchange provided the opportunity for me to do so. While I’m in Taiwan, I’ll face challenges and most likely some homesickness at first. Ultimately, however, I hope to grow as an individual and return with a new understanding of the world. Thank you, Rotary, for this amazing opportunity!