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January 15, 2013

MLK AWARDS: LaSharee Wallace driven to help those around her

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Niagara Gazette — Wallace also helps teach Spanish to young students through the HOLA program, which places high school students in the classrooms at the elementary level.

These experiences have shaped her desired future. She said she plans on attending college next year with an intention of pursuing an early childhood development degree. She doesn’t know where she’ll go, but she knows she wants to become a teacher.

“I really like the idea of becoming a teacher,” she said. “I like children. Every child I meet, my face lights up. They just have this innocence. I feel like I can have a longer conversation with a 4-year-old than I can with an adult.”

Thursday’s ceremony will also honor W. Lee Whitaker and Joanne Lorenzo of the Magdalene Project, with a keynote address by Craig Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church, 1112 South Ave.

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