Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Welcomes Exchange Students to the Area

The Rotary Clubs of Royal Palm Beach and The Acreage/Loxahatchee recently welcomed two (2) Rotary Youth Exchange students to our area. Rafael Santos and Takashi Suda join us from Brazil and Japan, respectively.

Rafael is enrolled as a senior at Royal Palm Beach Community High School. He is actively seeking involvement in the Interact Club and swim team. Rafael blogs that he is a very good student, one of the best in science subjects in his country, along with being a dedicated guitar student, beside my short time playing this instrument. In in his free time he likes to swim, listen to classic rock, and hang out with his friends and family. He is currently being hosted by Terri and Glenn Wescott of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club.

Takashi is enrolled as a junior at Seminole Ridge High School. He is actively seeking involvement in the Interact Club. Takashi blogs that he is good at math but not good at history or English and wishes to be better at English after this study abroad program. His hobbies are listening to music and playing video games and states that his favorite game is Pokemon. Takashi also plays Japanese flute made from bamboo. He is currently being hosted by Roland and Miri Greenspan of The Acreage/Loxahatchee Rotary Club.

Each year, over 8,500 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. For more information about this program, please visit


                      Rafael Santos                                                    Takashi Suda


About Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club:

The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club has been in the community for more than 20 years providing support to the community through their annual food drive, toys to needy families during the holidays, providing support to feeding the homeless, scholarships to local high school seniors, literacy projects both in the community and internationally, and hands on service projects throughout the community.

Media Contact Information:

Stephen Logan, Public Relations Chairperson

Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club



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