Senior Speech | Conal Demian ’18

As a PG, Conal has only attended Reserve for the year. In Conal’s speech, one he wrote because he thought it was required, he tells the story of he choose to come to Western Reserve, and why he chose to pursue a post-graduate year. Conal gives an amazing speech and opens up about his story … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Katie Ly ’18

Katie Ly ’18 tells a story that resonates with many Asian Americans: the struggle to fit in and accept your heritage. Living in a predominantly white area, Katie often felt ashamed of her ethnicity and family, feeling as if the odd one out. Since Katie’s mother would act unabashedly in public, not afraid of looking … Continue reading

Senior Speech | Casey Semple ’18

Casey Semple ’18 delivers a powerful senior speech about identity, referencing recently WRA’s recently performed The Laramie Project. Semple participated in the play, taking on the main role of Moisés Kaufman, along with several other roles. Each actor or actress in the production played as several different characters. In Semple’s speech, the student body of WRA … Continue reading

“The Laramie Project” Sparks Conversation

From January 26th to the 28th, Western Reserve Academy proudly presented “The Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman that illustrates a story of an American town in the wake of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. Donalee Ong, Director and Fine & Performing Arts Departments Teacher, commented, “the play depicts actors in a theatre … Continue reading

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    Maintained by Regina Gao ’20
    Maintained by Shin Lee ’22

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