Alpharetta Rotary says goodbye to student



ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Brazil is known for many things, including hosting this year’s soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. It is also home to the Rotary Club of Alpharetta’s 2013-2014 GRSP student, Luma Moreschi.

The Georgia Rotary Student Program, also known as GRSP, is a Rotary program that brings college students from all over the world to study for a year in Georgia. Moreschi, one of 55 students in this year’s class, came last fall to study at Georgia State University. She not only took traditional university coursework but also took time during school breaks to travel the United States and learn about American culture.

Besides making strong family bonds with her host family, Moreschi saw snow for the first time, along with her first major snow jam, and squirrels, which are not native to Brazil.

Her fondest memories are of the time she had getting to know her fellow GRSP students and learning about American culture.

“Having Luma has been like having a second daughter,” said her host mom Lee Mohler. “We will always cherish our friendship.”

“The GRSP program brings young people together to be ambassadors for peace and service,” said Alpharetta Rotary President Dan Merkel.

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta meets every Friday morning at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit

MH 05-28-14

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