Hometown: Apopka, Florida
School: Lake Brantley
Sponsor District : District 6980
Sponsor Club: , Florida
Host District: 2610
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Kanazawa
Hello! My name is Hannah Smolin. I go to Lake Brantley High School and am a sophomore, grade 10. I am currently 15 years old and live in Altamonte Springs, Florida with my family. I live with both my mother and father who originally came from Ukraine along with my older family members. My younger two brothers and I are the first generation of our family to be born here in America. In school, I am a part of clubs that surround the idea of giving back and spreading kindness such as Key Club which is for volunteering and Sunshine Club which is where we spread positivity throughout the school. My favorite thing to do in my free time is play piano, I have played the piano since I was 5 years old so I'm passionate about it and anything surrounding music. I also enjoy drawing in my free time along with reading manga, which are Japanese comics. I was beyond overjoyed when I found out Japan is my destination for exchange, being my top choice. I was always interested in learning about different cultures and opening my mind up to the world. Words could not describe how grateful I am to Rotary for this opportunity. I hope to achieve a new perspective and understanding of life. I hope to immerse myself in a new culture and language and to be able to learn so much from it all. Thank you again Rotary, I cannot wait to begin a new life as an exchange student in Japan.