August 14, 2012

PROFILE: Malcolm’s Fascination With Dogs

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When Malcolm Sharpe was 14, he came to the U.S. from Jamaica and was amazed that you can touch a dog here.“

The biggest difference between Jamaica and Hartford is that you can actually touch the dogs here,’’ Malcolm said. “Never touch a dog in Jamaica.”

You see, in Jamaica, the dogs are vicious and they attack easily. They are trained to attack and to not be the sweet dogs that are in the U.S., Malcolm said.

Malcolm is a sophomore at the Journalism and Media Academy at Weaver High School in Hartford. He was born and raised in Jamaica and came to Hartford a year ago.

He plays basketball and likes geography in school because “the teachers [are] nice.”

Malcolm saw snow for the first time last year. He said he doesn’t like it because it’s “too cold.”

Malcolm has an older brother, Martin Sharpe Jr., who is 19. His mother’s name is Sharon Sharpe and his father, who lives in Jamaica, is Martin Sharpe.

When Malcolm grows up, he wants to be a pilot.

When asked if he owns any remote-controlled planes or helicopters, he just laughed and shook his head. He is not sure what school he wants to attend in the future.

Angelica Vasquez is a junior at Norwalk High School.

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