Heidelberg Science Trip

For most of the last month of summer break, a few Western Reserve Academy students spent their time in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, as part of an international science summer school program. These students were Matthew Groll ’18, Ran Tao ’18 and Serena Gao ’18. Juniors interested in the program submit applications towards the … Continue reading

Nataupsky Navigates Naviance

Jillian Nataupsky is one of the many new faculty members here at Western Reserve Academy, and is the latest addition to the college counseling committee. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, she previously worked at Mercersburg Academy before coming to WRA. Nataupsky is also the Dorm Head of Ellsworth 2nd, a position she explained she “loves.” But … Continue reading

Welcome Back, Velbeck

Katie Velbeck has been a part of the Western Reserve Academy dance program for years, serving as interim dance instructor during Emily Barth’s maternity leaves. Last year, Velbeck choreographed “Leaving On a Jet Plane” for the Fall Dance Performance. This year, Velbeck will collaborate with Barth in the WRA dance program, and they are currently … Continue reading

Welcoming Wheeler

Brandi Wheeler is Western Reserve Academy’s newest Director of the Academic Center, previously known as the Academic Enrichment Center. She also supervises study hall, coordinates the peer tutoring SPAR and coaches both the JV Girls Tennis and Quiz Bowl teams. Originally hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Wheeler has nearly twenty years of teaching experience, ranging from … Continue reading

Senior Space Moved and Remodeled

Due to the elimination of the WRAp, the Dean’s Office is working to create a hangout space for the seniors. The new senior space will be in the chapel, and although the construction is still taking place, seniors are excited to have a place dedicated just for them. Kevin Escott ’18 remarked, “the new senior … Continue reading

Students Participate in Summer Internships

Beyond Reserve is a collective summer program that offers high-achievers at Western Reserve Academy numerous opportunities to engage in real-world working environments, in a variety of fields, alongside their peers and alumni. The program works with schools, both domestic and international, to promote the quality and the diversity of students’ experience. Top students participating in … Continue reading

Launch@Reserve Powered by MIT

Despite the intimidating morning meeting announcement made a few weeks ago regarding the start of the MIT Launch program at Western Reserve Academy, more than 50 passionate students signed up for the Reserve Launch Club during club expo this year. This past summer, Andrew Huang ’20, Ken Fuchino ’19, Alan Zhong ’19, Judy Yin ’19 … Continue reading

CTIC Entrance

The new entrance to the Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity, or CTIC, is sporting brand new furniture, a massive display of nine TV monitors and a bright abstract lighting display. Double glass doors lead from the entrance space to the CTIC itself, with a new, alluring centerpiece inside: the wall of lights. The wall … Continue reading

News With North: North Korea

It seems that every time I tune in to watch Fox News or any other reputable news source, North Korea is a frequently discussed topic. So, what does that all mean? Why do we find ourselves in this situation? North Korea has been developing a nuclear arsenal for some time, and the fact that they … Continue reading

Karam Leads Music, Orchestra, Band

After a two year hiatus from Western Reserve Academy’s Orchestra, Margaret Karam ’79 is ready to return to teaching orchestra and band, as well as continuing to teach choir, serving as Afternoon Music advisor and directing the fall musical, Urinetown. Karam has been a part of the WRA community for as long as many can … Continue reading