Emily York


Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
School: Johns Creek High School
Sponsor District : District 6900
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Johns Creek, Georgia
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA

My Bio

Grüß Gott! My name is Emily and I excited to be studying in Austria for the 2019-2020 school year! I am currently in my third year at Johns Creek High School, in Johns Creek, GA, where I have lived my whole life. I live at home with my parents and dog, and have two older siblings. My sister attends college in Alabama, and my brother is in the National Guard. I enjoy playing sports, so you can usually find me on the softball field, basketball court, or lacrosse field after school. Sports are a huge part of my life and I am interested to see how I will continue that next year in Austria. When I’m not competing, I volunteer within the school and community through Beta Club, National Spanish Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, and NHS. I spend some of my free time studying other languages, and even founded the school’s German club! I am very fortunate to have traveled a bit as I have grown up which has influenced me greatly. My travels have helped me gain a global outlook and realize that the world is so much bigger than we know. I hope to continue learning these lessons during my Rotary Youth Exchange year. I am so excited to continue to grow my global knowledge and experience the joys and challenges that exchange will bring. Tschüss!