Rachel Wright ’15

Local reporter Rachel Wright has accepted a position to teach abroad in mainland China and will be leaving Hope at the end of January.

Published by the Hope Star, Hope AR

Local reporter Rachel Wright has accepted a position to teach abroad in mainland China and will be leaving Hope at the end of January.
Wright, age 23, joined the staff of the Hope Star in February 2016 after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she got her degree in mass communication with minors in psychology and French.
“This is the most welcoming community I have ever lived in, and I am thankful to have been a part of it,” Wright said.
Hope Star Editor Rick Kennedy said “I was privileged to work with Rachel over the course of the past year here at the Hope Star, and I will greatly miss her as both a trusted friend and colleague. She was an excellent representative in the community, and she is truly an outstanding and bright individual. The Star’s loss is certainly China’s gain, and I congratulate her on this new and exciting time in her life and career change.”
In her new career, Wright will be teaching English in Dongguan, China, and plans on flying out in mid-February. She said she is in the process of obtaining the authorized travel documents.
The Hope Star was Wright’s first reporting position after college, and later, she also assumed coverage responsibilities for the Star’s sister newspaper, the Nevada County Picayune.
“It has been a wonderful experience being able to cover all the events that went on. That is how I got to meet and know so many people,” Wright said.
“The Hope Star, Nevada County Picayune, and the communities of both newspapers benefited greatly from her talents and contributions during her 12 months of service here, and she was dedicated employee, who excelled in her job and was highly regarded both in the workplace and the community. I believe she will achieve much success in her endeavors in the years to come,” Kennedy said.
Wright’s official last day will be January 27. Kennedy said a search for her successor will start next week.

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