FAIRFIELD — Kristen Witt, the new principal at Fairfield High School, remembers her first day of high school and the mix of anxiousness and excitement that came with it.
Credit, perhaps, completing at least a school year for the welcome with which several Fairfield High School sophomores and juniors greeted the first day of classes Wednesday.
“I like school and learning,” Courtney Franklin said. “I’m a nerd,” she added with a smile.
Franklin, 16, a junior, wants to attend Columbia University in New York and become a cardiac surgeon.
Aubrianna Glynn, 16, who hopes to study child psychology at the University of California, Davis, said going back to school, “means I have something to do all day.”
For 15-year-old Keiarah Morgan, who portrayed the singer Billie Holiday in a school play and plans an acting career, Wednesday was welcome.
“I just miss school,” she said.
Sophomore Emma Parrish, 15, is in the high school band and was at the campus all summer. But she was no less happy about the return of students and the start of classes.
“It’s just fun being with your friends,” she said.
Teachers are part of the reason why Daijana Elliott, 15, was happy to return to school. Fairfield High teachers take time to assist students, she said.
“They’ll talk with you,” Elliott said.
Teachers at the school with an enrollment of more than 1,300 were provided iPads this week, recounted Principal Witt.
Kris Corey, superintendent of the Fairfield-Suisun School District, visited Fairfield High and other sites Wednesday.
“Everybody had great reports,” Corey said.
Witt certainly did.
“It was a really good day,” she said.
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