Hometown: Fleming Island, Florida
School: Fleming Island
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Fleming Island, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hei! My name is Delaney and I am fifteen years old and a freshman at Fleming Island High school. I will be spending my sophomore year on exchange in Finland! I was born in Monterey, California and I have lived in many places around the country because growing up my dad was in the military but I have lived in Florida most my life. I'm very interested in tumbling and gymnastic/cheerleading. I take classes at local gym. I have always been interested in being an exchange student since I was very young because I have always loved traveling and experiencing different cultures. As my dad is an airline pilot so I get to travel often. In fact, last summer I was able to do a short exchange program to Germany. This exchange inspired me to take the initiative and apply for Rotary Youth Exchange. I cannot believe my dream has finally came true! Going to Finland is the perfect opportunity to learn a new language. i am especially happy that I am going to such a cold country like Finland because it will be very different from Florida. When I am not at school or tumbling I am usually with my friends. I am very lucky to have such amazing friends both at school and my neighborhood who I will miss very much next year. At school I am part of the Interact club with a few of my friends and out of school I go to a youth group at my church. I hope by the end of my exchange to be able to speak anew language and be a stronger person.I am so grateful for the opportunity given to my by Rotary and am looking forward to my exchange year in Finland.