Hometown: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
School: Pompano Beach High School
Sponsor District : District 6990
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Pompano Beach, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
¡Hola me llamo Taylor! Estoy emocionada por mi viaje a Perú. I'm a 15-year-old sophomore at Pompano Beach High School where I participate in many activities: Key Club, Mentoring, Think Tank, GSA, World Language Competition (Spanish) Model UN, and NSHSS Ambassadors. At home, in Lauderdale Lakes, I live with my mom, dad, and younger brother. Both of my parents were in the USN so I’m a bit of a military brat with awesome memories of encounters with servicemen of different nationalities. In addition to my school activities, I love to volunteer at my nearby elementary school where I either assist teachers in the grading or teaching process. The best part is when I get one-on-one with the kids. There are so many students in a single classroom that teachers cannot always give attention to a one child; therefore, by helping the student I am helping the teacher, and vice versa. I'm also fanatic of world culture, as are other members of my family which makes for an interesting dinner. I enjoy studying ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Egyptians, and Mayans as well as modern cultures like Korean, Peruvian, and British. Most of all, I am very passionate about learning indigenous cultures which is one of the reasons why I'm so grateful for the opportunity to spend my junior year in Peru. By the end of my exchange, I wish to be fluent in Spanish and learn a bit of Quechua as well as study the many indigenous peoples in the region. Another reason is to gain a sense of independence. College is just around the corner and if I can survive year in a foreign country away from my family, then I can survive my freshman year at college, too.