slush waves

Jonathan Nimerfroh lives on Nantucket, an island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Jonathan describes himself as “obsessed" with the ocean and when not taking photographs of the swells he can be found riding them in all seasons. When his tiny island gets too small, Jonathan loves to partake in some adventure travel to exotic places- the only requirement being an opportunity to surf. Jonathan's award winning photography has been featured in such publications as Rolling Stone, Stay Wild and Eastern Surf Magazine, as well as appearing on such websites as ESPN, Surfline and Passion Passport.


Leading Reserve

Donovan D. "Don" Husat spent 2 years writing Alienus Advenisti - Western Reserve Academy in The Flanagan Era 1982-2008. He interviewed many friends and colleagues and studied the collective archives of Dr. Henry E. "Skip" Flanagan.  The result for the WRA 1964 graduate was a 260-page recount of the career of WRA's longest-serving headmaster. 

Stop by the library to view all the histories of WRA on display in the main showcase!
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Cancer Statistics

Crush-O-Gram Sales 
Benefit Dr. Aguilar's 
Cancer Vaccine Research


A special thanks to Mr. Gilbert and Dr. Johnson 
for suggesting this feature!


Watch Academic Challenge on
ABC Channel 5
Saturday (7:00 pm) to see
WRA team members
Noah '17, Sidney '17 and Adam '16
compete against Kirtland and Loudonville.

Students Assist Relay for Life

WRA Students decorated bags and 
wrote notes of encouragement 
to cancer patients and survivors.


All Things Teen Collection

Located on the bookcase 
next to the magazines,
the ATT collection 
has fiction and non-fiction resources 
on a variety of aspects of teen life.
Feel free to browse the books 
in this collection
for issues of interest to you.
There's no need to check them out.
Just take what you'd like to read and return them to the library at your leisure.


Coffeehouse Begins at the Library

Over 60 students enjoyed hot drinks at the first Ong Library Coffeehouse of the season. 

Students appreciated the warm treat after walking across campus on a cold, snowy afternoon!  
The Sunday afternoon coffeehouse will continue until spring break.


Thanks to Gerard Manoli 
for recommending 
a book he recently read.
The Ong Library now owns a copy of 
The Baker's Tale 
by Thomas Hauser.

Rumor has it he could not put it down!

An evocative historical novel that explores the rising influence of Dickens’s work in mid-19th-century London through the journey of a young woman’s struggle against poverty and injustice.