By Tony Wade
Before he became an Armijo High School teacher/vice principal and later the first principal of Fairfield High School, Sam Tracas grew up in the then-small town of Mishawaka, Indiana.
After graduating from high school in 1944, his family moved to California. He served in the Navy for two years, then went to UC Berkeley under the GI Bill. Tracas soon discovered a new-found appreciation for his old Indiana high school.