Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
School: Decatur High School
Sponsor District : District 6900
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Rotary Club of Decatur, Georgia
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
¡Hola! Me llamo Keiko y estoy tan emocionado de vivir en Argentina por 2019-2020 para mi año en el extranjero con Rotary Intercambio de Jóvenes! My name is Keiko and I am so beyond elated to live in Argentina for my 2019-2020 year abroad with Rotary Youth Exchange! To give a brief background of myself: I am Japanese-American and growing up as bicultural has taught me that there isn’t a rigid outline of life, which was one of the leading forces of my strong curiosity in going on exchange. I live with my parents, two brothers, one sister, and my dog. Here in Decatur I am currently a freshman at Decatur High School where I am an active member of the chorus and enjoy science, Spanish, and German class. Outside of school, I really enjoy volunteering, painting, reading, and taking hip hop, modern, and ballet class. One of the main reasons I wanted to go on exchange is accredited to my belief that true self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends. In going on exchange I am looking forward to grow tremendously as an individual and create meaningful relationships that go deeper than self-interest. I believe that peace and understanding in the world begins from individuals putting themselves in another’s shoes, and what better way to do so than living a life in a country completely different from my own? There are not enough words to express my gratitude for this once in a lifetime opportunity and become a citizen of the world. Thank you so much to Rotary Youth Exchange making this dream a reality for me! ¡Chau!