The Rotary Club of Gettysburg recently welcomed a Japanese teenager to Gettysburg.
Maya Ito is from the City of Taitouku, within the Tokyo Province, in Japan. The 17-year-old will begin her senior year at Gettysburg Area High School next week. She plans to play on the high school tennis team this fall and will be looking for other opportunities to be a part of the Gettysburg community while she is here.
Ito comes to Gettysburg through the Rotary Club of Gettysburg Youth Exchange Program. Thomas and Florence Jurney and their daughter Claire of Gettysburg are her host family. The Jurney’s son, recent Gettysburg Area High School graduate Quentin, is an outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student who is in India for this school year.
Ito will likely stay with one or two other host families during her stay in America, but additional families are needed. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a host family should contact Rotary Youth Exchange Coordinator Eric Gladhill at email@example.com.