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Western Reserve Academy assembles nearly 400 'fatheads' of students for school-wide assembly

The day and boarding school got creative in bringing students together for their weekly school-wide meeting.

HUDSON, Ohio — For nearly 200 years, Western Reserve Academy has brought students together in their campus Chapel on Mondays and Fridays for all-school morning meetings. As the school has transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the year amid the COVID-19 crisis, the day and boarding school put a twist on their Friday morning meeting.

As students joined the school-wide video conference this past Friday morning, they were greeted by nearly 400 cardboard cutouts of themselves positioned in the campus' Wang Innovation Center.

"Our school is a community, and we miss our students very much" said Suzanne Buck, Head of School.

The student "fatheads" were positioned in their assigned seats inside the meeting space located across the quad from the school Chapel. "Our traditions bind us together, and we couldn't resist a new twist on this one," Buck said. 

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