May 19, 2016
Story and photo by Brandon Steinert
Retired Sgt. Jenise Hiram grew up in an environment of alcoholism, crime and violence in The Bronx, New York. In terms of life trajectories, hers did not begin with a high likelihood of a bright future. Thursday, however, she proved origins and situations can be overcome.
“I’m supposed to be a statistic,” she told graduates of the Fort Riley Education Consortium schools Thursday afternoon during the consortium’s commencement ceremony. “But I’m here. It’s a change in mindset we all made.”