Kim's Kids: Shirlenna
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It only takes a few seconds to figure out that 13-year-old Shirlenna is going places. She's a natural born leader. And in fact, she is the leader of her entire seventh grade class at school.
She has a nickname she made me promise not to say, but here's why she hates it.
"It sounds like Ariana Grande's future son or something," she said.
And she's a young lady with a sophisticated palate.
"Bento is a cuisine that, it's a Japanese cuisine. It has rice and sushi and it's cute. I really want to make one myself," she said.
Shirlenna likes soccer, karate and taekwondo.
"Anything that involves my legs and kicking things," she said.
And she is somewhat of a young linguist. She learned how to speak Japanese on YouTube.
Shirlenna likes to draw for fun but has serious designs on becoming an animator.
"I started drawing a lot when I was in the sixth grade and I saw this YouTuber named Jaden Animations and I got inspired by her," she said.
Shirlenna is all about technology. She's looking for a kindred spirit in a Big Sister, perhaps someone to help her achieve one goal in particular.
"I would really like to play video games or draw or, if we could, I would really like to do YouTube videos. And I really do want to start my own YouTube channel," she said.
To find out about mentoring, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama at 256-880-2123.
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