Her interest in different cultures led Shanella to taking dual enrollment classes during her freshman year of high school. She first started with learning Spanish, but when she transferred from Community High School to Armstrong High School, she decided to try French. “I think everyone wanted to learn Spanish so I just wanted to do something different, so I took French and I ended up loving it,” Shanella said. “I kind of felt a personal connection to the world and I just went crazy with it.” From labeling things in French all over her house, to volunteering at French Festivals, Shanella’s interest grew.
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