Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida
School: Saint Petersburg Collegiate
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Sunset, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
你好! Nǐ hǎo! Hello! My name is Chloe and I am a 17-year-old Saint Petersburg Collegiate Student. In a few months I will depart for Taiwan, where I will spend a year learning traditional Mandarin. I have never studied Mandarin before, so learning the language is an interesting challenge. My sister, Taylor (15), studied Mandarin for a year in school, so I am hoping that she can help me out. Currently, I am an active member in my community and enjoy volunteering with Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Oceanography Camp for Girls, Ryan Nece Student Service Program, and National Honor Society. I also love pole vaulting and photography, and I spend a lot of my time outdoors because I feel very at peace in nature. Travelling is another big part of my life, and I do it as much as I can. My first time abroad was 3 years ago, and I travelled to England, France, Switzerland, Greece, and Italy on a school tour. Then, last year I had the privilege of being the ambassador for Saint Petersburg to Takamatsu, Japan, and I fell in love with the culture. I hope to incorporate my love for travel into my business career, and I think this foreign exchange in Taiwan will give me a head start by broadening my cultural perspective and sharpening my international relations skills. I know this next year will be a challenge, but I am looking forward to every exciting moment that awaits me. I am ready to tackle my fears and fully immerse myself in a different way of life, and I cannot wait to see the person I become.