Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
School: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Sponsor District: 6970
Sponsor Club: Gainesville
Host District: 2202
Host Club: Caldes de Montbui Cungles de B
Hola! My name is Rachel Exelbirt; I am currently a sophomore at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville, Florida. I cannot wait to spend my junior year of highschool in Spain! I am so excited to become fluent in Spanish and immerse myself in a new culture. I am an outgoing person and am always looking for an adventure. I am also looking forward to making many friends from around the world and creating many memories. I will be leaving behind my family and friends but I will grown and learn so much. When I have free time I enjoy exploring Gainesville’s nature parks, filming and editing GoPro videos, doing yoga, and going to the beach, lake or springs. I also enjoy going to Crossfit classes with my mom and best friend, Maia. At school, I am very involved in extracurricular activities. I am the Vice President of the March of Dimes Club, a main event leader for Dance Marathon, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Political Club. I am passionate about self-improvement, gender equality, politics and making a difference. Going to Spain with Rotary has been my dream since the 7th grade and I am grateful for this amazing opportunity to widen my world view. A big thank you to Rotary, my family and everyone who has supported me. Adiós!