Press "Enter" to skip to content

School Briefs

Brooke Alexys Haley

Brooke Alexys Haley graduated from Gloucester High School this past June with honors and is a member of the school’s W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society. She earned straight As this past year and has earned mostly straight As throughout her school career. Haley was born prematurely at 25 weeks and six days and only weighed 1 pound, 9.4 ounces at birth. She stayed in the NICU at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for three months before going home on oxygen and weighing just over five pounds. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, retinopathy of prematurity, asthma and severe food allergies. She also experienced brain bleeds and developmental delays. She has been in physical, occupational and speech therapy all her life. Haley began attending school the week she turned three years old at Lehua Elementary School in Pearl City, Hawaii. She has attended many schools in Virginia and Florida over the years. “She’s always wanting to help somebody who need...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.