Hometown: Merritt Island, Florida
School: New Covenant
Sponsor District : District 6930
Sponsor Club: Rockledge, Florida
Host District: 4710
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Arapongas
My name is Emily Hagglund, but I like to go by Em. I live with my parents and my two brothers, Zach and Drew. I live in Merritt Island, Florida; which is near Kennedy Space Center, but I’ve lived all over the country. I am currently homeschooled, but I play softball for my old school. In the past, I’ve been Class Secretary and Vice President, I was the Secretary for National Junior Honor Society, I was in FIRST Lego League Robotics for five years, was a part of Showstoppers for two years, in three school plays, and played for the middle school football team. In my spare time I like to play my guitars, bass, and ukulele, I also like to listen to music, watch sports, hang out with my friends, and go to the beach. I’m used to the American way and I want to experience other cultures and their way of life. I’ve always wanted to travel the world, and to live in another country, and I want to get out of my comfort zone and experience what the world has to offer. These are the reasons why I want to be an exchange student. I hope to accomplish many things while I am away. I hope that I grow as a person and learn who I really am, to learn their cuisine, their way of life, learn how people do things in Brazil compared to how we do things in America, and to make friendships that last a lifetime.