By Melissa Rohlfs, Charles Wright Academy
University Place, Wash. – Three Charles Wright Academy athletic teams were recognized by city of University Place Mayor Ken Grassi and members of the city council recently. Coaches and players received the official mayoral proclamations during the March 4 city council meeting at city hall.
When he first learned of the honor, Bill White, Athletic Director and Head of the Upper School for Charles Wright said, “This is fantastic! What an honor to be recognized by our neighbors. We strive to make the community proud of our school, our students, and our teams. So to be recognized by the city council is just awesome.”
During the city council meeting, Mayor Grassi lauded the accomplishments of each team, specifically highlighting the three – time defending state champion Boys’ Tennis team, Nisqually League champion Varsity Football, and defending state champion Boy’s Cross Country teams.
During his comments, Mayor Grassi enthused over the high ideals placed on both academics and sports saying one of the reasons University Place is such a desirable community is because of the high quality schools located within the city.
Charles Wright Academy students compete in the Nisqually League. The independent school offers WIAA football, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, basketball, baseball, as well as track and field. In addition to competitive teams, youth football, ultimate, recreational basketball, soccer, volleyball, a running club, dance, golf, tennis, weight training, hiking, and orienteering offer all students a chance to play sports.
Charles Wright Academy was founded in 1957. Today it is considered one of the premier schools in the Northwest enrolling about 700 students in full-day Pre-K through grade 12. CWA graduates attend the best colleges and universities in the country.
Charles Wright’s faculty prepare students for their futures through a rigorous academic program in an environment which fosters the development of character and independence.