By Richard Bammer
Clad in light blue shirts over navy blue pants, cadets at the Fairfield Public Safety Academy are still clear-eyed, exceedingly courteous, disciplined, and purposeful in their movements. That much has not changed since the alternative school’s founding in 2012.
But the class of 2017, 44 seniors as of Wednesday, has grown from being young, somewhat gangly eighth-graders to tall, strapping teenagers casting a hopeful eye toward college or a career, adulthood in other words, in so many ways: physically, emotionally, psychologically, academically.
By all accounts, with 99 days left until they pick up their diplomas, they will begin a new passage in their young lives, their hearts and minds instilled with confidence and character.