Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.
Dr. Bryan Reid
What years did you attend The Silver Academy?
Let's see...I got here in 1979, shortly after the TMI crisis. I was here from 2nd through 6th grade.
Where did you grow up in Harrisburg?
I grew up in Colonial Park, where my mom still lives.
Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?
I hit the public school route and went through the Central Dauphin School District.
Where do you live now?
Literally within eyesight of the school. Just around the corner. We may get flooded but the convenience is unbeatable.
What do you do?
I'm now a family doc and part-time voice-over artist.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
Oh dear G-d, I did not take my memory medication. Can I remember back that far? Let's see...I seem to recall loving computers and I was the Poet Lariat for the school newspaper...something we dutifully copied on a dinosaur device known as "the mimeograph".
Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?
Aw, who can pick favorites. I had a number of friends here.
What was your favorite school lunch?
I'm sure it was something bad for me.
How many times were you sent to the principal's office?
Hey now, I have a reputation to maintain.
What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?
Actually one of my biggest memories was the secret code of 6th grade. See, the girls had figured out that if they sign-languaged to each other across the room, they didn't need to pass notes. Of course, that meant that the boys had to learn sign-language (alphabet) so we could intercept the messages.
I also remember Bracha Bees. OK, kids, if they ever bring this back...remember to avoid hydroponics.
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?
Swim and Musicals! prob not in that order.
Who were your biggest role models in Harrisburg?
My parents, of course! Kibud av v'aim.