Students learn the hard way at the Washington Youth Academy in Bremerton

Freshly shaven new cadets fill the seats of Bremerton High School’s arena as they listen to their first instructions (and reprimands) from their soon-to-be sergeants on July 14. They were about to leave for the ride to the Washington Youth Academy. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Freshly shaven new cadets fill the seats of Bremerton High School’s arena as they listen to their first instructions (and reprimands) from their soon-to-be sergeants on July 14. They were about to leave for the ride to the Washington Youth Academy. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)

A photo journey through 22 weeks of tough military-style training for high-school dropouts and at-risk students.