By Bill Hicks
Life is rarely smooth sailing throughout.
Often, there are starts and stops, unforeseen obstacles. Such was the case Wednesday afternoon during the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy graduation ceremony at the Fairfield Civic Center’s Willow Hall.
Fairfield-Suisun School District Superintendent Kris Corey missed the ceremony as she was serving jury duty, student speaker Asia Robinson had to periodically pause her speech to manage her tears and C’Tara Dixson had to take time to deal with a pesky mortar board that refused to stay put.
But the defining trait of the three-person graduating class is one of determination and perseverance. And so the Class of 2018 carried on and eventually claimed the diplomas that signified the end of a long and sometimes trying odyssey.