Hometown: Homosassa, Florida
School: Crystal River High School
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Kings Bay Rotary, Florida
Host District: 1800
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Stendal
Hi! My name is Jaylyn Stratton. I live in Homosassa, Florida, which is a small town, but attracts a lot of tourists because of the water. I'm currently a sophomore and play lots of sports for school such as soccer, track and cross country. I am currently the track and cross country captain. I'm involved in my school's Health Academy program in the Emergency Repsonse section. All of my classes are honors because of that, which can be quite stressful at times. I enjoy being outside in nature (hiking, fishing and swimming); anything really. I love animals and taking care of them. Some people say I have a special heart for them. I enjoy making new friends, which is one of the reasons I'm so excited to be part of RYE. I tend to be quite friendly and sometimes can talk too much (ha, ha). I love traveling and visiting new places to learn about the culture, the language and try different foods. I've already started to learn the German Language. I know with time it will get easier. I'm so very thankful for this opportunity to participate in RYE and become an exchange student. As an exchange student I want to experience things that I may have never seen or tried before. I'd like to learn new things about the German culture and lifestyle that I can share with others. And most of all I hope to come back home with a new understanding of a whole different country besides my own. I know this will be an absolutely amazing experience. I can't wait to get started!