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I’m Shirley and I’m fourteen years old. I go to Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in the Coney Island Projects. I’m interested in dance and other kinds of art. To be honest, I like everything about art. I like how fifteen people can look at one thing and see fifteen different things. I think museums are cool because they change. You can visit the third floor of the Whitney this month and two months later go to that same floor and see a whole new setup—the walls could be totally different or even gone altogether! I’m interested in Youth Insights because it will give me the chance to work with many different types of people and learn stuff from history and culture. One thing I like about older people and learn stuff from history and culture. One thing I like about older people is that they always have stories to tell—kind of like history. Kids are always ready to learn and they are always asking questions.