Hometown: Niceville, Florida
School: Niceville High School
Sponsor District : District 6940
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Niceville-Valparaiso, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Ciao! My name is Gwen and I'll be spending my junior year of high school in Italy! I'm fifteen and I live in the panhandle of Florida in a small military town called Niceville with my mom, stepdad, 3 sisters, and Great Dane. I'm currently a sophomore at Niceville High School where I participate in both marching and concert band, earth club, psychology club, and JCL which is basically Latin club. Anyone who knows me could tell you about my deep passion and excitement towards new things and travel. I love writing, in fact that's what I spend most of my time doing, and I hope to return from Italy with notebooks full of stories from my time overseas. Most of my favorite memories are from travel and the feeling of being a part of something bigger. While the idea of living an ocean away from everything you know is a daunting thought to most, I'm filled with nothing but excitement and joy when I think of it. Italy seems like such a lovely country and I feel that my year spent there will really help me to expand my mind and generally who I am as a person. I'm beyond thankful to be a part of this amazing program and all thanks go to Rotary and my family. I cannot wait to see what comes out of the next year!