Scotch Plains Teen Accepted By Study-Abroad Program

Freshman Emily Wexler of Scotch Plains has been accepted in the Spoleto Study Abroad program in Italy. Photo by Lifetouch Photography

EDISON – Emily Wexler, a freshman at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, has been accepted in the Spoleto Study Abroad program in Italy. She will be attending the program for three weeks in July.

The Spoleto Study Abroad summer session is an immersion program in the arts and humanities for high school students interested in visual arts, photography, creative writing, drama and vocal music. Wexler will be participating in the visual arts program. She became aware of the program through Upper School art teacher, Gale Goldman.


Wexler has been attending art classes during the summer and the school year at Riverview Art School in Island Heights and Inspired Minds Fine Art School in Lincroft since she was seven years old. She has participated in the Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival for the past three years.

In order to be accepted in the Spoleto program, Wexler submitted a 10-piece portfolio of artwork which consisted of oil paintings, pastels, charcoal and graphite along with an application which consisted of two essays and teacher recommendations.

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