Parent / guardian: Gail Miller
Parent / guardian: Scott Miller
High school: Boulder High School
Graduates in: 2016
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 1997/11/21
Allergies or medical concerns:
I take a generic allergy pill in the spring-fall for mild pollen allergies.
I use a Nuvaring. (Don't know if that's important or not).
Hobbies and special interests:
I like to draw/paint. Digital art is my proffered medium. I like playing video
games. Role playing games (RPG) are my favorites. I like and am good at riding
horses. I enjoy archery. I like to write. I like reading manga in English or
Japanese (given I have a way to translate it). I like to cook, my specialty
being in sweets like cakes or macarons (not macaroons, but I could probably make
those too). I play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.
School and community activities:
I am in the Japanese club.
I have won the silver key award in the Scholastic art and writing contest with a
piece of digital art I drew. My school also gave me an award for this.
Japanese language ability:
Previous travel experience:
The last time I traveled somewhere via air plane, I think I was maybe 6 years
old and we, my family and I, were going from Colorado to Texas. Most of my
traveling is by car and I don't do a lot of traveling. I have never been outside
What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:
I think the language both sound good and looks nice when written. I like that
people tend to be very polite. Japanese food is one of my favorite things. I
love the craftsman's ship of kimonos. Cakes are rather popular and I love cake.
Does anime and manga count, because I like both of those things. Their public
transportation does its best to be exactly on time unlike here where is could
come a good five minuets before or after the scheduled time.
What I hope to get from this adventure:
I hope to become better at Japanese. Specifically speaking Japanese since I'm
kind of bad at that currently. I can read it better than anything else. I want
to experience what Japan is like. I want to someday live there, but first it
would be best to experience it before running head long into the unknown. It
would also be nice to meet new people and maybe make some new friends while on