Seymour Reopens in a New Century

As the members of the Western Reserve Academy community have no doubt noticed, we have left the Learning Community, or “pods,” of last year. Yes, although the long walks, the classes in the cold, paper-thin walls and erratic air conditioning provided by the pods will doubtless be missed, construction has been completed on the renovations … Continue reading

Lunar Festival Welcomes Year of the Dog

On February 17, Mandarin Club hosted the annual Lunar New Year Concert. The concert celebrated the turn of the year for the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the moon’s phases, as opposed to the solar calendar that most of us are used to. Each year corresponds to an animal of the Chinese … Continue reading

Welcome to the Reserve Record: Online Edition

Hello and welcome to the Reserve Record’s online edition! Like our print edition, this website is entirely student run. It has all our recent articles as well as photos and videos. The articles are uploaded in a big batch when each issue comes out (about once a month). Comments are on, but please be respectful; … Continue reading

Heidelberg Science Trip

From July 22nd to August 18th, Tano Nguyen ’19, Hanley Jefferis ’19, and Tim Chen ’19 traveled to Heidelberg, Germany in order to study high-level science with other high school students from around the world. Each student had an opportunity to intensely pursue subjects in advanced science that intrigued them by the end of the … Continue reading

Oughta Love Ott

Tiffany Ott is a new math teacher at Western Reserve Academy. Ott heard about the school through social media, communicating with a current WRA math teacher through Twitter. She was then invited to take a tour of the school. Ott states ”I was able to visit several teachers’ classrooms and enjoyed seeing the learning happening … Continue reading

Parliman Pops Up at the Academy

Emily Parliman is the a new Associate Director of College Counseling here at Western Reserve Academy. As a college counselor, Parliman helps juniors figure out what is important to them in a college, which colleges to consider, when to take the SAT/ACT, etc. She help seniors with their essays and applications and making sure they … Continue reading

Salutations, Shriver

Jordan Shriver, originally from Ohio, has returned to Midwest after working as a college admissions officer in Colorado to become the Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of International Admission in the Admissions Office. He choose Western Reserve Academy because he loves working closely with students as well as the benefit of living closer to … Continue reading

Spano Starts Anew

Western Reserve Academy recently completed the Campaign for Excellence and Access Project with the re-opening of Seymour Hall. In addition to the newly renovated campus, there has also been an arrival of new faculty around campus, one of whom is Jill Spano, a new biology teacher. Spano grew up in Ohio, moved away for college … Continue reading

Colin North on Colin Kaepernick

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., and Rafael Nadal. These are just a few of the athletes Nike has affiliated itself with and subsequently sponsored over the years, and in fact are some of the best athletes of all time. Now, as many have since seen, a new Nike sponsorship was … Continue reading

Flik Dining

As any person will tell you, food is very important. It fuels you, influences your mood, affects your lifestyle, and can be quite tasty. Here, at Western Reserve Academy, a large portion of us live on campus and eat most of our meals in the dining hall. So, I think it is appropriate to ask… … Continue reading

Jenni Beihn Joins Reserve

Jenni Biehn is the new Director of Enrollment Management in the Admissions Office. She notes how she loves that her job incorporates analytical skill to influence financial aid, and interpersonal skills, working with families who “recognize the value of education and are willing to make significant sacrifices in order to give their child that opportunity.” … Continue reading

Psyched to See Schultz

Maria Schultz is a new Spanish teacher at Western Reserve Academy. Her career path started off as a corporate attorney in Puerto Rico, which involved cases for corporate real estate companies and several political campaigns. In 2010, Schultz and her son, Francisco Blanco ’18, moved to Ohio from Puerto Rico, Francisco then went to Old … Continue reading

Weinzierl Winds Up Back at WRA

This new school year Western Reserve Academy gained multiple new faculty members, one of them being Michael Weinzierl ’11. Michael is familiar with the school as he is a WRA alum, but this year he is joining the school as an intern. After graduating from the WRA, Weinzierl came to the realization of its massive … Continue reading

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