Tacoma, Wash. – The Tacoma Rainiers baseball team's mascot, Rhubarb the reindeer, visited Lower School students on Friday, May 17, ahead of Charles Wright night at Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers will take on the Memphis Redbirds at 7 p.m., and Charles Wright families can still purchase tickets for the game. CWA attendees can root, root, root for the home team in their Charles Wright gear (the Spirit Store is open on May 17 from noon to 3:30 p.m.) and remain afterward for the Rainiers' traditional Friday night post-game fireworks. Go Rainiers!
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy Director of Finance and Operations Mike Doidge was named a Business Examiner finalist for Financial Executive of the Year in the not-for-profit organization category. Nominees were honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, at the Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. “Behind the scenes of every successful business or other organization is a financial executive who helped the company get there,” the Business Examiner explains. “While these key persons rarely get the proper recognition they deserve, our Financial Executives of the Year program does just that. From small nonprofit groups to large private companies throughout the South Sound, this event is the opportunity to truly salute the significant ways that key financial executives help to bring success to their organizations and to our communities as a whole.” The Charles Wright community congratulations Mike Doidge on being named a finalist and sincerely thanks him for his hard work and dedication to the school.
Tacoma, Wash. – Four Charles Wright Upper School students will compete at the national level of the 2013 National History Day competition in June after winning their respective categories at the state level held last Saturday, May 4, in Bellevue, Wash.
Kaylee Kim ’16 won first place in the individual exhibit category for her project on the Roberts Commission and its work to recover and restore artistic and historic artifacts in war areas; Taylor Walsh ’15 placed second in the individual website category for her website chronicling the evolution of Samuel Morse from artist to innovator; and Kaia Valentine ’16 and Grant Young ’16 won top honors in the group performance category, in which they portrayed the events of the Seattle Open Housing Campaign. They will all move on to the national competition June 9-13 in Washington, D.C.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright students from the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School gathered throughout the day on Friday, May 3, to collaborate on a number of visual arts projects during the annual C'DAT Arts Festival. From throwing clay pots to screen printing graphic T-shirts to weaving elaborate webs with brightly colored string-like material, US art students mentored their younger counterparts from the MS and the LS to explore a variety of artistic outlets and projects. Check out the highlights in our slideshow below.