My PCSD Story: Kyle Cornell, Parma Senior High Class of 2012
April 8, 2019
Parma Senior High School
College, Major(s), Degree(s) Earned, Graduation:
University of Toledo (2012-2013)
Cuyahoga Community College (2013-2015)
Ohio Media School (2015-2016)
News Anchor/Reporter at WTAM 1100.
How did your experiences at Parma City School District help you to achieve success in your career today?
My experiences in the Radio and Television program really catapulted me into the media industry. Having learned many of the basics and giving a platform to present them, the program had a major impact on me.
What is your favorite school memory growing up?
I would say making district semifinals on the varsity tennis team my senior year. It was the first time Parma had a boys tennis team in a while, and to represent the school and get as far as we did in that tournament was really special. It was the only time I played a varsity sport at school.
Who was your favorite teacher and how did they inspire you?
Easy choice, David Droes. If you are looking for someone who has done a lot in this field, to be able to get your feet on the ground and teach you how to crawl, walk and one day run, he’s the guy. He is definitely someone who can teach and mold younger people to take this industry seriously, but have fun in the process.
Looking back to your school years, what is one thing you learned that has stayed with you throughout the years?
That good work and hard work can put you in spots you never would have thought you’d be in. When I was 16, I never thought I’d be interviewing LeBron James for Metro Networks after a Christmas Day game against Golden State, or that I’d be working with Hall of Famers at WTAM.
What does PCSD mean to you?
It was where I went to school from first grade all throughout high school. Good times and bad, it’s where I went and will always feel like home.
What is one thing you want people to know about you?
That I have a beautiful family who supports me and makes me the luckiest man in the world. My fiancée, my one-year-old son, and everyone else who’s had my back through tough times and hardships - they are the reason I push to and continue to work to be successful today and every day.
Why are you Parma Proud?
Parma is my hometown. It’s where I’m from. Most of my family still lives here. I feel one day soon my fiancée and I will end up buying a house in Parma. Very simply, it’s home.