Hometown: Panama City, Florida
School: North Bay Haven Charter Academy
Sponsor District : District 6940
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Emerald Coast- Panama City Beach, Florida
Host District: 4730
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Gralha-Azul
Hello, my name is Gracie, and I am so exited to be given this opportunity! I currently live in Panama City, Florida, and have lived in 4 different places before. My father is in the Air Force, allowing our family to move around frequently. My mother is a teacher, and I have two siblings, both in university. My favorite school activities are volleyball, softball, and chorus. I have always wanted to learn how to dance, and I love doing it in my spare time, my final goal is being able to dance on ice. But dancing in front of others scares me a little bit. I also love to study the medical field, it is my favorite academic subject, and I hope to become a Midwife Nurse in my future. I was so happy when I found out I got Brazil, I think it is the perfect match for someone like me! I hope I can learn about Brazilian culture before, during, and after my exchange. My goals for my year abroad are constantly growing, but my main ones are learning Portuguese, making international friends, and receiving enough knowledge about Brazil so I can take it back to my home and teach others. Thank you for reading!