Hometown: Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
School: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy
Sponsor District: 6990
Sponsor Club: Freeport
Host District: 1420
Host Club: Borga-Porvoo
Greetings from the sunny shores of the Bahamas! I am LaTess Maudae Bartlett, a 16 year old Hospitality and Culinary Arts Senior at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy in Freeport , Grand Bahama, Bahamas. I am the youngest of four girls who loves meeting people, travelling and experiencing the taste of different foods. I enjoy various types of music and dancing; Ballet, Point, Jazz, Hip Hop, you name it! Basically, I love to have fun! I am elated to be chosen by the Rotary Club of Freeport for this amazing opportunity; allowing me to be immersed in another country. Learning and experiencing another culture is what I am looking forward to. Wow! Me coming from the sunny islands of the Bahamas taking my Bahamian culture to the Arctic country of Finland, how awesome is that! It would be fantastic to forge as many Finnish and other international life long friends as possible. As the 2015-2016 Bahamas Jr. Director General of Tourism, I am honored to be an Ambassador for my country on this wonderful Rotary Program. Words cannot express my gratitude to all Rotarians that made this worldly adventure available to students like myself. To my host family, thank you for making your home available to me, I am grateful and very excited! Seen you soon.....