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My name is Christina. I reside in Manhattan and attend an all-girls school. I was also born and raised in New York City. I am Chinese and enjoy learning about Chinese culture. I am interested in Amnesty International and forensics. Amnesty International is an organization that voices the injustices in the world. Forensics is a form of public speaking, including debate and prose. I also play varsity field hockey, but I do not enjoy that very much. I just do it because I would not exercise if I did not join a school sport.

I like art because there is no "right" or "wrong" form of art. Art is a very warm, open form of expression. There is no one way to make or do art. Art is very safe and the ways of expressing yourself are endless. Last year, I made a Cornell shadow box, and it was probably one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to sit there for about forty minutes every day and just be free of stress, homework, or anything else. I could just concentrate on cutting the wood, sanding it to a smooth edge, and painting the box. Pouring the paint and mixing it is very peaceful. Then the actual inside of the box was so fun. I was able to clip pictures out of books and magazines, glue sentimental objects in it, and the end result would be something I could treasure for years to come. It still hangs on my wall today.

I like Youth Insights because of the many people involved with it. Everyone is extremely friendly and open. It is a very welcoming environment. I enjoy working with younger children because they are so creative and smart. They make you realize life can be so fun and carefree. Older people also show you how great life can be by sharing their stories and experiences with you. They are filled with wisdom. I really enjoy the art of Edward Hopper and Alex Katz because it is mainly of people and their lives. In three years, I see myself graduating from high school and going on to college. Besides that, the future is unknown.