Commencement

A year concludes and bright futures begin

Western Reserve Academy hosted its 184th Commencement on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The unpredictable Ohio weather forced the celebration into the Murdough Athletic Center, but the gray skies did not damper the celebratory mood. Congratulations to our Class of 2019 and their proud families.

Another memorable moment in the celebration was when the Co-Presidents of the WRA Board of Trustees, Timothy R. Warner '69 and Andrew R. Midler '79, made a special presentation. Associate Head of School Kate Mueller was awarded an honorary diploma and welcomed officially as a member of the Class of 2019. After sixteen years of impassioned service to the school, Mueller moves on to the McDonogh School in Baltimore for the 2019-20 school year and will be dearly missed.

Read Zohaib Malik's '19 speech

Read the speech by Christopher D. Burner '80, Head of School

Learn more about our accomplished Class of 2019

See a list of awards bestowed during Commencement and at the annual tradition of Senior Celebration, which took place on Saturday in the Chapel.