Hometown: Orlando, Florida
School: Timber Creek
Sponsor District : District 6980
Sponsor Club: International Drive, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Guten Tag! Ich bin Samantha. (Good day! I am Samantha). Technically I am an only child, but I’m sure my four legged brother would like to differ. I’m originally from New York, and moved to Orlando with my Mom and dog AJ when I was 7. I am currently a sophomore at Timber Creek High School, and I cannot wait to spend my junior year in Austria!! I’m very involved in my high school's arts departments, so I can always be found in the theatre, art rooms, or choir room. Though I used to be very shy, I’m very proud of the positive, outgoing person I’ve become. I make it a point to try to talk to at least one new person a day, and try to do five things for others a day. As well, I love to read, and I’m avid collector of books, many which evaluate techniques of art, and their history. Whether it be an art book, or a book with a plot, I love exploring through words. In my free time, I can be found hanging out with friends, exploring the hidden gems of cafe’s and coffee shops in Central Florida, or spending too much time and money at Disney World. I am quite the Disney fanatic, and I find the magic of Disney completely enthralling. Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled to exchange to Austria! I cannot wait to experience the culture firsthand, learn German, see the beautiful landscape and architecture, and so much more. I hope in this year that I can grow as a person and a citizen of the world, hopefully gaining a global perspective. I’m so thankful for this opportunity that I have been given by Rotary, and can’t wait to begin! Auf Wiedersehen for now!