A color guard of Boy Scouts marched through the retouched courtyard of M.E.A.D. Alternative with a flag in tow Thursday morning. The weeks of hard work from Eagle Scout Chris Bailey led to a flag being raised over the school for the first time.
“It was my idea of patriotism,” Bailey said. He continued, “I saw that it was a pubic school with no flag flying. It posed a problem with me, so I decided that it would be a good idea to do this.”
In the gathering crowd of parents and students, Bailey’s father was present. Ed Rosell was there all along, not just as a father but also as his scout master.
“I’m extremely proud,” Rosell said. He continued, “This program has helped turn him around. He was a kid heading down the wrong direction. Now he’s on the right path.”