Alumni Overview

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Hello from the Alumni Office

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 as Homecoming, 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 CWA Annual Fund.

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.
  • Want to send in a submission for Class Notes? Email us at

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 Homecoming. Nominations can be submitted here.

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.

“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.” –Constance Hosannah ’15

Learn more about the 2017 Alum of the Year Charles “Chuck” Morey ’65. Chuck is a director, playwright and former artistic director with more than 45 years’ experience in professional theater and extensive credits from coast to coast.

In addition to his time at Peterborough Players and the Pioneer Theatre Company, Chuck also is the author of 11 produced plays, has served as a panelist and onsite evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts and on the Board of Trustees of the National Theatre Conference, been the recipient of the Bravo! Award, is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and is a regular guest director at theaters around the country.

 “Whenever anyone asks, ‘How did you become a director and a playwright?’ I invariably answer, ‘Some amazing teachers at Charles Wright allowed me to think that I might someday become an artist.’”

Kathy Niakan, gene editing, francis crick institute

Read our interview  with internationally renowned researcher and scientist Kathy Niakan ’96. In 2016 she was named Time Magazine World’s Top 100 Most Influential People.