Hometown: Sanford, Florida
School: Bishop Moore Catholic
Sponsor District : District 6980
Sponsor Club: Winter Park, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hallo, my name is Ben Valente and for the next year, I will be living in and experiencing all that Germany has to offer. I am a senior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in sunny Orlando, Florida. As a lifelong Floridian, I shiver whenever the temperature drops below 70! Going to a place where snow is more than an urban legend is one of the things I'm looking forward to most. I live in Sanford with my two parents and two brothers (three when my oldest brother is home from college) and our cat. At my school I am active in the drama club, being in cast or crew for every single play and musical since my freshman year. I also take part in the programming team and leadership team. This year I am taking AP Economics, Advanced Programming, AP Calc, and Environmental Science among others. Away from school, I like to swim and I keep a vegetable garden that our family harvests from. I’m so ecstatic to be a part of Rotary Youth Exchange and the greater Rotary International community. Even just a year ago, I would have never believed that I would have this amazing opportunity to meet so many fantastic people and learn so much about the world!