Los Alamos Rotary Club Youth Exchange Student Annabelle Rosette Prepares For Year Of Study In Huesca, Spain

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Annabelle Rosette performs on cello at club’s meeting Aug. 22 at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Linda Hull

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Annabelle Rosette, a junior in high school, performed on cello for an admiring audience at the Rotary Club meeting Aug. 22 at Cottonwood on the Greens. The selections she chose were La Cinquantaine, written in 1887 by Jean-Gabriel Prosper Marie, a French romantic composer and conductor, and The Sounds of Silence, written by American folk singer and songwriter Paul Simon in 1964.

In September, Rosette will travel to Huesca, Spain to begin her year of studies abroad in the Rotary Youth Exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, District 5520, and Rotary International.  Rosette, who first began playing violin, now plays cello primarily. She has already arranged to rent a cello in Spain so she can continue her musical interests.

Rosette is the daughter of Eddie and Michelle Rosette of Los Alamos.

Community members interested in Rotary Youth Exchange are encouraged to contact Laura Gonzales at 505.699.5880 or abqlaura@gmail.com. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted through the end of September 2023. Applications can be found at RYE Application-Long Term 2023-07-11-reg.pdf – Google Drive

Applications to host an exchange student can be found at HF-1_Host_Family_Application.pdf (scrye.org)

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos, through its 1312 Club Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and one of more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary, which now has 1.5 million members, was founded in 1905; the local Club was chartered in 1966.  Rotary areas of focus include promoting peace; fighting disease, particularly polio; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; supporting education; saving and enhancing the lives of mothers and children; growing economies and protecting the environment.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets in person noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Community Room at Cottonwood on the Greens at the golf course. A Zoom option is available by contacting Linda Hull, 505.662.7950. Hull is also happy to provide information about the Club and its humanitarian service. The community is cordially invited to attend meetings and consider joining the club in its projects, service and friendship activities.


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