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Once a Tarrier, always a Tarrier! The Office of Alumni Relations aims to stay engaged with Charles Wright Academy alumni the world over and encouraging graduates from our first class of 1964 and onward to get involved in the life of the school and our community.

Get involved! Join the Alumni Council; connect with students by hosting a senior for an internship or serving as a mentor; attend an alumni event such the annual Grand Reunion, Pub Night, or a regional gathering in a town near you; submit Class Notes to Ties alumni magazine; or support your alma mater and help the next generation of Tarriers discover their potential by donating to the Fund for Charles Wright Academy.

Would you like to get involved with Charles Wright but just don’t know how? Contact Director of Alumni Relations Brooke (Brakke) Judge ’97 for ideas at or 253-620-8382.

Have you moved and/or changed your email address? Update your contact information quickly and easily here.

Connect with Tarrier Alumni on Facebook! Send a friend request to Charlie Wright to connect with other alumni and stay updated on events and news.

Network with fellow Tarrier alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and employees through the Tarrier-2-Tarrier directory! Submit your directory listing here.

Want to send in a submission for Class Notes? Email us at To see previous issues of Class Notes, visit our issuu page.

Nominate a fellow Tarrier!

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame: This award is presented to a graduate of Charles Wright Academy and recognizes the individual’s athletic accomplishments both during their time at CWA and beyond. It is awarded annually in the fall at Grand Reunion weekend. Nominations can be submitted here.Kathy Niakan, gene editing, francis crick institute

Alum of the Year: This award is presented to a graduate of Charles Wright Academy and recognizes the individual’s accomplishments and/or service to community. Nominations can be submitted here.

Congratulations to internationally renowned researcher and scientist Kathy Niakan ’96 has been named the 2016 Charles Wright Academy Alumna of the Year. She is featured in the winter 2016 issue of Ties, and was recently named Time Magazine World’s Top 100 Most Influential People 2016.

Constance Hosannah '15
Constance Hosannah '15University of Hawaii at Manoa Class of 2019
“Charles Wright has been a great place for me since I started in seventh grade. The connections that I have made with my teachers are some that I believe will last me a lifetime. Charles Wright has prepared me for life ahead by challenging me academically as well as extracurricularly. However, what I’m most thankful for is my teachers believing that I could do amazing things in whatever area I chose to pursue. The trust and the mutual expectations between students and teachers are just some of the characteristics of the amazing relationships that I have formed at CWA and plan to maintain through college and beyond.”