Hometown: Pinellas Park, Florida
School: St. Petersburg Collegiate
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Gulf Beaches, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Ahoj! My name is Ana Bagaric and I will be spending my Rotary Youth Exchange in the Czech Republic! I'm currently attending St. Petersburg Collegiate High School and will be graduating this year. I was born in Berlin, Germany but grew up in Pinellas Park, Florida. My family is originally from Croatia and I can speak some of the language. The summers I've spent visiting my family in Croatia and learning about my heritage were very memorable and exciting. At first I thought the Czech Republic would be too similar to Croatia but after doing research I've found that they are completely different. I'm excited to know two Slavic languages. At home, I live with my parents, older brother and my spoiled little dog. In my free time, I have a job at Panera Bread where I make sandwiches and serve guests. I also love to go on runs, bake, and be creative through craft making. I applied to this program because I have always loved to travel and think I will learn so much by immersing myself into a different culture. I knew when a presentation at my school was given that I would regret not doing this. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity!