Welcome to The John J. Wright Alumni Association's website, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We hope you enjoy visiting this site which contains information on upcoming events, membership application, scholarship information and updates of the association. Please explore the website and take a moment to join the alumni association as we strive to keep the spirit and vision of John J. Wright alive in the hearts of many. Please contact us if you have suggestions or questions.


John J. Wright Scholarship application is now closed.

John J. Wright Museum

The John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum was formally opened on September 9, 2010. Among the elegant alumni ribbon cutters was our oldest alumni, Mrs. Christine Garnett Chapman, valedictorian of the class of 1935!

JJWright museum ribbon cutting
[front row: Mrs. Cleo Kay Coleman '49, Mrs. Christine Garnett Chapman '35, Ms. Courtney Sample '49, Mrs. Julia Pryor Fauntleroy '41, Mrs. Bertha Pratt Fairchild '45, Dr. Brenda Seals, Asst Superintendent
back row: Gil Seaux, School Board Chairman; Dr. Jerry Hill, Superintendent; Gary Skinner, Board of Supervisors Chairman; Roger Braxton, Jr. '62, Museum Board of Directors Chairman; State Senator R. Edward Houck

We are fortunate to have a museum that tells the story of African American education in Spotsylvania County from the 1870's through integration and the school's closing as a middle school in 2006. The museum is by no means complete and will continue to develop. In order to maintain this important gift, we must support it by memberships, donations volunteer time and visits. Artifacts, records and documents pertaining to John J Wright School are welcomed.

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The membership year is January through December. Dues are now being collected for current year and future. Please see application and membership information

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Alma Mater

We love thee so, our deal old school
We must shed forth our thoughts
We'll fight for thee with loyalty
And spirit for which you fought

Our fears are dashed, our hopes are raised
Our faith in you will stand
Thy guiding light and rays are bright
May your cause never wane