Scenes From Wardlaw-Hartridge School

PUBLIC SPEAKERS … Eighth grade winner Julia Linger of Cranford and sixth grade winner Noah Fischer of Parsippany join Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School teachers Karen Vrotsos, Nancy Duddy and Corinna Crafton after the speech contest winners were announced. Photo by Bill Jenkins of Oldwick

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES … Damian Handzy of Westfield, father of eighth grade student Mathew Handzy, visited Noreen Jafri’s eighth grade Earth science class. Handzy is a financial analyst and amateur astronomer and earned a PhD in nuclear physics. Students answered the big question “What is science?” They learned how science is applied to many areas including music, traffic, sports, emotions and law enforcement. Handzy explained how early civilizations discovered the circumference of the Earth without modern day equipment and answered questions ranging from risk behaviors in financial decision making to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Photo by Bill Jenkins of Oldwick

LIFE IS A CABARET … Fourth grader Alexandra Vargas of Dunellen sings “Honey Bun” as the final performance in the Lower School Cabaret at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School. Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood

PERFECT BALANCE … Lara Jasti of Colonia shows perfect balance during her gymnastics routine at the Lower School Cabaret at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School. Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood

THAT WINNING FEELING … Lower School students celebrate a victory in a race during a fun-filled Field Day at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School on May 27. The youngsters rotated by class to different events, including Home Run Derby, Soccer Dribble, Obstacle Course, Sack Race, Water Relay Race, Knock Over The Pin, Bean Bag Toss, 50-yard Dash and Jump the River. After the competition, the youngsters enjoyed a barbecue lunch donated by the Booster Club. Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood

MYTHICAL FIGURES … Fifth grade students dressed in mythological costumes to celebrate Mythology Day. The students are pictured with fifth grade teachers Debbie Kendall and Jennifer Staples. Photo by Bill Jenkins of Oldwick

GOOD SPORT … Lian Cancryn of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, shows off the trophy she won for being recognized at the Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet. Photo courtesy of The Wardlaw-Hartridge School

ART IN THE AIR … Susan Howard, Lower School art teacher, addresses the parents and students during the Lower School Art Show on May 13. Howard matted and hung approximately 400 pieces of artwork and displayed ceramic sculptures created by the pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. The art room was turned into a colorful feast for the eyes. The hall and the library were filled with art. Pastel animals created by the fourth grade, self-portraits by the fifth grade, samplers by the third grade, Chinese calligraphy collages from the second grade, monsters from the first grade, and paintings of all types from our youngest children were just some of the artwork included in the show. Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood

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