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My name is Shari, and although I attend the Bronx High School of Science, in the Bronx, I live in Manhattan. I was born and raised in Harlem, New York. I love teaching and singing because they make me happy. I also love art because it’s a beautiful, nonviolent way of expression. I was interested in Youth Insights because it has to do with two things I like, teaching and art. I enjoy working with older people because I enjoy their company and love learning from wiser people. I enjoy and love working with younger people because I love their energy and I love learning to look at things in a new way. My favorite American artist is Jacob Lawrence because of his colorful and simple paintings. In three years I will be in college, double-majoring in education and psychology to become a teacher.