Farewell Letter
Hello everyone, my name is Dustin Haffner and I will soon be studying abroad in Villavicencio, Colombia, through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Before I begin my journey abroad, I would like to acknowledge and thank those who have supported me and allowed for this opportunity to be possible.

First, I would like to thank Rotary for all that they have done this
past year to prepare me for this adventure. None of this would be possible without the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club, who will be sponsoring my studies abroad. I was fortunate enough to attend many of the club’s weekly meetings and community service projects, and witness first hand the true purpose of this organization, “Service Above Self.” Everyone with whom I have come in contact, in the preparation of this exchange, has been very helpful and truly made the process fun and intriguing.

Next, I would like
to thank the Community of Medina. Over the years, I have been provided with many great opportunities and have been connected with many great teachers, coaches, and friends. I am truly grateful to have grown up in such a supportive community. Finally, I would like to thank my parents. They have been supportive of my decision to study abroad ever since I first mentioned the idea to them, and have done everything needed to make the idea come true for me.
I am very grateful for all the support I have received from my parents, and everyone else who have made this dream a reality.
"Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime to make peace in the world, one student at a time," stated Dustin Haffner, a Senior at Medina High School, sponsored by the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club. Dustin will be departing on August 23rd, to live and study in Colombia, in the 2022-- 2023 school year.