Jarol Q.

Jarol Q.

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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 9/12/2007
Favorite Subject: Artistic Expression

Dream: To be a painter and draw landscapes.

Biography: My name is Jarol. I live in Canoa, a village of Patzicia. I am 12 years old. I live with my mom and my siblings because my dad left us a year ago. Now, my mom is in charge of the household chores and my older siblings work to help with the household expenses. I love going to school because I love drawing and painting. I draw and paint with different mediums such as watercolors, temperas, crayons or markers. When I grow up, I want to be a painter. I want to draw various places of Guatemala and put them in exhibits. I want to continue studying because I want to graduate and I want to be a good drawer. I know if I go to school I can learn a lot of new things that are unknown to me now.

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