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Haley Campbell stands in front of some of the books she has read in the Citrus Springs Middle School library on May 11. She has been selected to speak before a crowd of roughly 3,000 people at an educational conference next week in Orlando.
Survival to success

Haley Campbell remembers stepping off her first plane 10 years ago.

It was December in America.

“I remember twinkling lights, the images of Santa Claus, and I thought that was normal America,” she said. “I asked my family, ‘Is this what it’s like all the time?’”