Age: 16 School: Walt Whitman High School Position: Forward/Midfield
Brooke has traveled to Africa before with her father Bruce, a World Bank employee who took his family to Ghana. An original member of the six-year-old Blast team, she has volunteered locally at a hospital and a fire station.
June 26:"I'm sure I'll be more appreciative of what I have when I come back."
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