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.


The 2023 John J. Wright Scholarship is now closed.

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

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Take a walk in the past and view some of our yearbook photos.

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Upcoming Events


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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!

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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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


Our newsletter “The Wright Information” is issued annually. It is a way of staying abreast of the Alumni Association activities and community involvement. You will also find all of the newsletters on the website. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email please us the contact us and indicate in the comment section.

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