Hometown: Thonotosassa, Florida
School: The Paidiea School of Tampa Bay
Sponsor District : District 6890
Sponsor Club: , Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Ciao! My name is Anna Dixon. I'm sixteen years old, and my year abroad will be in Italy! I live with my mother, father, and my two younger sisters outside of Tampa, Florida. I've always been interested in learning about other cultures. I’m a good student and I love to learn. At my school, all my classes are honors and I take two dual enrollment courses, which means I take two classes at college. In my free time I enjoy singing in a youth choir, which sings all over the world, and practicing martial arts. I also love being with my friends and helping around the house with my parents. Without my family’s support, I wouldn’t be able to participate in all my interests. I'm in 10th grade and I go to the Paidiea School of Tampa Bay, which is a small, private, liberal arts school. I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Rotary youth exchange program and I can't wait to experience something life-changing, which is Rotary. Sometimes this feels like a dream and I have to keep looking at my acceptance letter to make sure it truly is reality. I know that it will be difficult to leave my family for a year but I’m so grateful to Rotary and my family for encouraging me to enter this unbelievable program. During my exchange I hope to meet new friends, experience cultures dissimilar to my own, and expand my knowledge. I think that understanding new things and being away from my family will help me grow in maturity. I'm incredibly excited to be given this chance. Grazie!