Myers Park HS Student and Leader is Driven by Culture

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What was the role of diversity in your childhood?

I spent seven years of my life in New Jersey, where diversity thrived. I was accustomed to speaking in Spanish all day at school because practically everybody somehow knew Spanish. I remember sitting at my table and listening to others have conversations in Arabic and Hindi as well. Whenever we threw parties in kindergarten, we would dance to music from countries that I didn’t even know about.

Did that change when you moved to Charlotte?

Moving to Charlotte brought on a whole other perspective. I soon learned that my classrooms would look utterly different regarding diversity.

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