Hometown: Tampa, Florida
School: Middleton High School
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hello, my name is Truman Hoang, and I live in Tampa, Florida, with my parents, grandparents, and three siblings. My parents and their parents are Vietnamese immigrants, and in our family we believe that having a close bond between family members is very important. My mom, a physical therapist, and my dad, an IT consultant, both have their own businesses and understand both the American and Vietnamese cultures. At school, I am interested in music and speech. I play the piano and the viola, and participate in speech competitions. In my free time, I play competitive chess and write rap songs, as well as play videogames with my friends. As a person, I like to be open to different perspectives and possibilities, as well as new opportunities for self-improvement. I believe that if you are open and honest with people, then in general, they will be equally open and honest with you. I also believe that the biggest problem in the world is miscommunication between people who could otherwise get along. I also believe that to be happy in life, you have to not only appreciate what you have but also be determined to make other people’s lives better. During my year in foreign exchange, I wish to discover new horizons, conquer new challenges, and become wiser person. I look forward to meeting my families in Belgium!