Q&A With Heights Grad Jordan Zirm

What’s your major?


How about your dream job after graduation?

I’d love to write for a music publication. I’m especially interested in hip hop music and culture, and I’d like to review releases and write artist profiles. It’d be great to discover and introduce new music to a wide audience.

Do you have a favorite memory or two from Fairfax Elementary?

That seems like a long time ago! I remember in kindergarten or first grade, I got the lead in the class play “Cock-a-Doodle Dandy.” I was the rooster who had to wake up the barnyard. And I loved that playground. At recess we had huge soccer and football games, with everyone running around.

What did you learn at Heights High that prepared you for college?

The city of Cleveland Heights is all about diversity, and the high school embodies that. Going to a college so far from home, I’ve met people from all over, with all kinds of backgrounds, and it’s been easy for me to feel comfortable and make friends. Heights prepared me academically, too. I had lots of outstanding teachers, and the transition into college work was pretty smooth, no surprises.

What did you enjoy most at Heights?

My senior year I covered sports for The Black and Gold, and that gave me valuable experience for college journalism. I was in Singers for three years, and was president my senior year. Those were some good times, involving lots of great people.

What advice would you give current Heights High students?

Make sure you finish strong. Focus is really important in college—the work load requires it.

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