Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
Sponsor District : District 6900
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Decatur, Georgia
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
¡Hola! My name is Nikos Verlenden I can't wait to spend my sophomore year in Spain! I live with my parents in Decatur, Ga, a small city outside of Atlanta. I am currently a freshman at Decatur High School. I was born in Louisiana, but I spent the first 9 years of my life in Cairo, Egypt. I am interested and passionate about many things. I love music, and it has become a very large part of my life. I currently take lessons in piano and trumpet, and I have also picked up multiple stringed instruments on my own. Outside of musical instruments I take chorus and musical theater. These activities have always been parts of my community. I am also an athlete. I play lacrosse, cross country, basketball, and even ping pong. I am a very devoted student, and I love learning. My favorite class by far is math. I find it so interesting to see what inspirations I find from learning new equations and formulas. As well as math I am an avid reader, and I love exploring new genres and authors. I cannot wait to discover and learn more about Spanish literature. I am so excited for this amazing opportunity that awaits me in Spain. I can’t wait to see what exciting adventures, interesting people, and delicious foods I encounter next year. I know that I will have many challenges during the program, but I am ready to tackle them head on! More than anything I am overjoyed for what this year will have to offer. I want to thank everyone who has supported me in this program including the Rotary Youth Exchange organization, my parents, and my friends!