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Haley Holland '21

University of Miami

“Norfolk Academy has instilled qualities in me such as hard work and honor that I will carry for the rest of my life. I have learned the importance of my integrity over any result.” 

Varsity Field Hockey (Captain), Varsity Soccer (Captain), Livestrong (President), Monogram, Special Olympics 

Three Words to Describe the Class of 2021: Hardworking, Flexible, Kindhearted 

Favorite Refectory Meal: Ham and Cheese Flatbreads 

Most Meaningful Activities 
Varsity field hockey, basketball, and soccer have been my favorite extracurricular activities during my Upper School years because of the deeper connections I have made with my teacher-coaches and because of my teammates. If it weren't for the opportunity to play three different sports, I wouldn't have met all of the different people that I am so close with today. 
A Favorite Memory 
My favorite non-classroom experience was traveling to Italy after my eighth-grade year. I loved spending time with my friends and learning about the culture. 

Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Coach Werkheiser has had the biggest impact on me as a person. She introduced me to field hockey and has been my rock since Lower School. 

Reflections on Learning 
Coach Duffy's physics class has been my favorite classroom experience. I always look forward to class because we always learn different things in unique ways. 

A Quick Word About Haley 
“Haley simply has ‘IT.’ She is a go-getter with a kind heart who truly seeks to find the best in everyone. She is willing to take advice from others but also knows when it is her turn to step up and lead. She has the ability to bring to light issues and circumstances that her peer group may otherwise overlook. She sets high expectations of herself and for those around her, whether that is her siblings, her peers, her teammates, her classmates, or even her teacher-coaches. Haley was a powerful force to coach and to teach, and I felt challenged to rise to the occasion numerous times by this fiercely competitive and overtly giving young lady. Haley has certainly carved a notch in our history here, and I look forward to hearing about how she positively impacts her college community.” ~ Ms. Catherine McCallum, Haley’s PreCalculus Teacher and Field Hockey Coach 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… my commitment to both academics and athletics.