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Mandy Wyatt Receives 2017 Lifetime Teaching Award

“I am sure you have more praise than you have room for, as Mandy is a special person.” With more than 50 years’ teaching experience—28 of which have been here at Charles Wright—Mandy Wyatt has indeed, as former fellow teacher Turi Janes describes above, garnered heaps of praise. Her colleagues all observe that Mandy’s compassion, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T11:10:36+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

John Lemma Receives 2017 Lifetime Teaching Award

“What can we conclude?” This is the question longtime Upper School history teacher John Lemma regularly posits to his students, according to colleague David Kangas. “John is the scholarly educator who invites students to view history with a careful eye,” David observes. “The student in John’s class learns that history is a mix of truths, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T16:21:26+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Amy Senftleben Wins 2017 Steele Staff Award

Chris Steele was a 1982 graduate of Charles Wright. As a student, he threw himself into what Charles Wright had to offer. He played soccer, took an active part in Donn Laughlin’s drama productions, both backstage and onstage, and was a talented art student. He had a particular love for the outdoors, and those who [...]

By | 2017-06-06T16:12:24+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Athletic Update: May 22, 2017

1A State Track and Field Meet is May 25-27 at Roos Field - Cheney, Washington - Eastern Washington University Girls are district for the second year in a row! RubyJoy Pike, DISTRICT CHAMP, Discus Connor Currier, 2nd place, Shot Put Adam Briejer 2nd place, 1600m Julia Hanly, 2nd place, 800m Brenna Sclair, 3rd place, 800m [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Upper School Teacher Laryssa Schmidt Named A 2017 James Madison Fellow

Charles Wright Academy Upper School history teacher Laryssa Schmidt is the 2017 Washington state recipient of the James Madison Graduate Fellowship. Each year the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers fellowships to high school faculty who aim to teach the American constitution and awards one fellowship per state per year. “The James Madison Fellowship is [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 18th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Football Players Honored As Scholar Athletes

Tacoma, Wash. – Two Tarriers were honored at the 41st annual Scholar-Athlete Award Banquet hosted by the Paul Wallrof Chapter (Tacoma-Pierce County) of the National Football Foundation on Sunday, May 7, at Curtis High School. Cooper Cochran ’17 (who is heading to the University of Puget Sound to play football this fall) was honored as [...]

By | 2017-05-22T14:57:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Wins First Place at Washington State National History Day Competition

Three Tarriers placed in the top three in their respective categories at the National History Day Washington state competition at Green River Community College on Saturday, April 29. Cathy Wu ’20 took first place in the senior historical paper category; her paper is titled “Ho FengShan: The Chinese ‘Schindler’ Who Took A Stand Against the [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Lower Schoolers Go the Distance at Jogathon 2017

Lower Schoolers participated in a decades-long Tarrier tradition on Friday, April 28, when they took to the track around Haertl Field for Jogathon 2017. Students in grades junior kindergarten through five (as well as parents, guardians, and teachers) ran a total of 3,634 laps, which equals 908.5 miles. The Class of 2024 came away the [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 1st, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

CWA Hosts First Annual Conference for International Student Programs

Tacoma, Wash. – Representatives from more than 20 schools across Washington state came to Charles Wright Academy on Friday, April 21, to attend a first annual conference dedicated to establishing best practices for international student programs in independent schools. Charles Wright Academy International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel developed the program for the daylong conference, titled [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 April 26th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Middle School Ultimate Team Is Spring Reign Champion

The Charles Wright Ultimate teams competed in the 2017 Spring Reign tournament this past weekend, with the Middle School A team going undefeated to capture the championship in their division. Three CWA teams comprising 60 students (who called themselves the Como te Llamas this year) participated: two from the Middle School and one from the [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 April 24th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

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