Posted on Aug 27, 2017
Our new Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student has arrived!  Samuel Peña, 15 1/2, is from Spain - Rotary District 2202, Barcelona.  Samuel lives in Solares, a small town near the province capital, Santander.  He wants to be a pilot or aeronautic engineer when he gets older, so it is perfect that he will be attending Kennedy High School.
 
His father is a civil engineering manager and his mother is an industrial engineer - health & safety manager.  Although young, he's traveled to England four times, Portugal and New York with his family and is mature for his age.

Samuel being greeted at the airport - with Mary Lyn Kagan!
 
Walter Helm from our club will be Samuel's counselor during his stay here.  Point West Rotary and the Midtown Rotary Club are once again partnering to co-sponsor our RYE student.  We provide the financial support and the Midtown Club provides the host families. 
 
Samuel attended his first PWR meeting on August 25th and we look forward to seeing him at more meetings in the future.  Welcome Samuel!