Hometown: St. Johns, Florida
Sponsor District: 6970
Sponsor Club: Bartram Trail
Host District: 4455
Host Club: Kallpa Suyay Arequipa
Hola, me llamo Audrey y soy una estudiante de intercambio y voy a viajar a Perú el año que viene. Hi, my name is Audrey and I'm thrilled to say I'll be representing my country as an exchange student next year in Peru! I'm 16 years old and live in St. Johns, Florida with my mom, dad, twin sister Ava, and older brother Henry. At Creekside High School, I'm a junior and participate in the Advanced Scholars Program; play clarinet in the marching band and Wind Ensemble; am a member of the Varsity Hi-Q team, Junior Ladies, and Link Crew; and am active in many honor societies, including the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. I'm involved in Girl Scouts and enjoy spending time with my friends, reading, camping, volunteering at the local hospital, and traveling. I've wanted to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange ever since I discovered the program in middle school, and once I began high school and became audience to the annual RYE presentation, I became even more determined. I can't believe this dream has become a reality! In the future, I hope to become a doctor and serve internationally in the fields of medicine and health, so, coupled with my desire to promote RYE's principle of peace through understanding, being an exchange student is an unbelievable opportunity to begin what I know will be a lifelong journey of advocating goodwill and progress. Next year, I hope to open my mind to other cultures, grow as an individual, become fluent in Spanish, and become a truly global citizen with the tools to make a lasting impact in this world. Thanks to my family; friends; sponsor club and district; future host club, district, and families; and everyone that has encouraged me in pursuing this adventure! ¡Gracias por todo!