Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida
School: West Broward
Sponsor District : District 6990
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hallo, my name is Catherine Bornmann and I will be spending my junior year in Germany! I’m currently a sophomore at West Broward High School and I live in Pembroke Pines, Florida with my mom and stepdad and in Plantation, Florida with my dad and stepmom. I have an older sister, Liz, who’s 17, and 4 dogs. In school, I am apart of Science National Honor Society and the TV production program. In my free time, I love to bake and draw while listening to music. As for my family, my dad is American and my mom is Italian. I was born in Italy, but we moved to the US before I was even one, so I don’t really speak Italian. I’m very excited to go to Germany because my great great grandparents are from there. Although my last name is German, my American family doesn’t have any current ties to Germany. I look forward to being able to connect to my roots and I’m immensely excited to learn a second language. I also hope to create lasting relationships with the people I meet while on exchange and to immerse myself in the German culture. I’m so thankful for Rotary for giving me the opportunity to study abroad and for my family for supporting me through all of it. Auf Wiedersehen!