Artist Spotlight: Taylor Strilesky

Taylor Strilesky ’24 awoke from her sleep, drowsily looking around the hospital room, feeling complete numbness in her left knee. While her friends were returning to Western Reserve Academy to start school orientation, Taylor had just completed surgery for her second meniscus tear. “At this point, I’ve already had two knee surgeries at 14-years-old” Taylor … Continue reading

Athletic Spotlight: Nathan Phillips

As the only senior captain of the Varsity Boys Swimming team, Nathan Phillips ’22 is truly a powerful figure on the team and at Western Reserve Academy. His leadership skills as captain are essential in providing support for his teammates. Nathan also received many accolades throughout his high school career for his achievements.Swimming is an … Continue reading

Academic Spotlight: Sophia Martin

Western Reserve Academy prides itself on providing its students with opportunities to pursue their passions on a more extensive scale, one such student is Sophia Martin ’22. You may recognize her extraordinary piano performances alongside WRA’s orchestra or her iconic appearance in last year’s Lunar New Year Performance video. Moreover, you might have also heard … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Joella Nagy

Upon hearing her name, you may recognize her as Western Reserve Academy’s brilliant, talented Varsity Field Hockey goalie and captain. However, aside from her incredible twenty-one saves in a single hockey match, senior Joella Nagy ’22 possesses other unique qualities. She is gifted in various artistic disciplines, making her this month’s featured artist. As for … Continue reading

Athletic Spotlight: Elba Heddesheimer

Elba Heddesheimer ’23 has been an integral part of the Varsity Girls Cross Country team for three years and has been running cross country for seven years. This past Monday at the Western Reserve Academy Athletic Awards she won most valuable player for the second year in a row. Now, Elba holds three MVP awards, … Continue reading

Academic Spotlight: Liam Dunne

Liam Dunne ’22 is a senior at Western Reserve Academy, and has taken the initiative of creating a Compass project. Compass is a class in which you create and produce your own project based on something you are passionate about, and it is typically open to upperclassmen. Liam’s project is a digital environmental magazine with … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Addien Lewis

Does the name Addie Lewis sound familiar to you? If not, her recent artwork in the Reserve Record may be more recognizable. While Addie is only a freshman starting out her career here at WRA, she has already begun creating art for the Reserve Coin and will continue to for the rest of the year. … Continue reading

 Artist Spotlight: Griffin Arnold

 Western Reserve Academy has a reputation for producing magnificent musical performances. WRA’s newest production, Something Rotten, showcases the struggle of the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, finding success within the theatrical world dominated by their rival, William Shakespeare. The musical showcases the talent of senior lead, Griffin Arnold, who is this month’s Artist Spotlight! Besides … Continue reading

 Academic Spotlight: Elizabeth McGregor

 Ellie McGregor ’22 has been a member of the cancer research program at Western Reserve Academy for three years. In the program, students can learn the basics of the lab as well as move onto independent projects and explore cells and diseases on their own. During the quarantine period of COVID-19, McGregor became interested in … Continue reading

 Athlete Spotlight: Zachary Hart

This month’s athlete spotlight has been awarded to Zach Hart ’22. Captain of the boys soccer team, he holds the position of center back on defense. He transferred to Western Reserve Academy from Hawken Upper School for his junior year, admiring WRA’s balance of athletics and academics as well as its supportive community. Although he … Continue reading