Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
School: Ponte Vedra
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Oi! Meu nome é Katie Frantz! I am BEYOND excited to be living in Brazil next year! I am 17 years old and live at home with my twin sister Maggie (she will also be going on exchange next year!), my parents, and my golden retriever dog, Runner. I also have two older brothers who are away at college. I am a junior at Ponte Vedra High School and I play on my school’s basketball team. In my spare time I love baking, spending time with my friends and family, and going to the beach. However, I’m always down for a Harry Potter movie marathon with my twin sister. My love of traveling began at a young age, and though I’ve been fortunate with many opportunities to travel to foreign countries I still cannot believe that I will actually get to live in one! This will be my first time to South America and I cannot wait to experience the food, language, people, and more. One thing I am really excited about is learning how to bake Brazilian desserts. Being someone that loves the outdoors, I am looking forward to living in a place with such a wide range of landscapes; from the beaches to the amazon rainforest. During exchange I hope to expand my knowledge and understanding of other cultures and build friendships with others from all around the world! I am so thankful to Rotary for the opportunity to live abroad and the support I have received from my family and friends. In September 2017, I thought I was starting my junior year of high school. I had no idea I was on the road to an adventure of a lifetime. I know Brazil is going to be a blast and I cannot wait! Obrigada a todos!