Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida
School: St. Petersburg Collegiate High School
Sponsor District: 6950
Sponsor Club: St. Petersburg West
Host District: 4310
Host Club: Laranjal Paulista
My name is Jessica Baugher and when I leave for my exchange to Brasil I will have just turned 18 years old. In May of 2016 I will graduate from St. Petersburg Collegiate High School and at the same time I will have earned my two year degree from St. Petersburg College. I have lived my whole life in St. Petersburg, Florida and have studied Spanish for three years in school. Since I have lived on the water my whole life, some things that I enjoy are fishing, scuba diving and water sports. In addition, I also enjoy other things like being involved within my school, environmental awareness and volunteering. Some sports that I like are soccer, volleyball, baseball and formula one racing. As I am interested in travel, I am very excited to explore Brasil. I absolutely love meeting new people, I intend to eventually study International Relations and Communications, and I look forward to getting a real taste of both of these while abroad. As I am quite involved in a variety of school clubs, I have the opportunity of working with every type of person. Most importantly, I am the International Understanding Chair for my Interact club and I am the President of my college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, which has allowed me to branch out on my college campus and accomplish some of these communication oriented goals. On a personal level, I cherish my friendships and love spending time with my family and family.