Western Reserve Academy premieres Class of 2021 College Essay Podcasts

Western Reserve Academy premieres Class of 2021 College Essay Podcasts

The college essay is an annual — and notoriously arduous — undertaking that all soon-to-be-graduates face down as they apply to college. The essay is often credited as the component of the application that offers the most personal view of the applicant. And traditionally, the privilege of reading these essays is reserved for admission counselors' eyes only.

Just days ahead of Commencement, and as Reserve prepared to bid adieu to the Class of 2021, the WRA College Counseling Office invited a few seniors to take the mic and share their essays, podcast style. The links below offer you a peek inside three moving personal essays.

Aja Topps-Harjo '21 reads her essay, "Where is home?"

David Gentile '21 recounts a pivotal wrestling match early in his athletic career at Reserve.

Selma Wu '21 shares the inspiration she draws from her name.

Thank you to Aja, David and Selma for sharing their creative and moving essays.