Photos From Wardlaw-Hartridge School

EDISON – Students at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison are taking part in various end-of-year activities and receiving awards for their achievements.


Ten Upper School students earned recognition for outstanding scores on the National Latin Examination.  Wardlaw-Hartridge School Latin language students participated with over 172,000 students from all 50 states and 15 other countries to take the test early in March. Mrs. Macada Brandl ’87 presented awards to the following students: Summa Cum Laude (Gold medal) – Yousaf Razvi of Somerset; Maxima Cum Laude (Silver medal) – Alex Barbet of Plainfield, Saad Mansuri of Edison, Roshun Menon of South Plainfield, Azia Pompey of North Plainfield and Ali Reza of Carteret; Magna Cum Laude (Bronze medal) – Nick D’Amore of Scotch Plains, Avery Choi of Plainfield, Rocky Haborak of Bridgewater and Liam O’Connell of Plainfield; Cum Laude – Max Needle of Scotch Plains and Astitva Soni of Edison.


Twenty Spanish students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations. They earned a total of four gold, three silver and three bronze medals along with 10 honorable mentions. Upper School Spanish teachers Yolanda Reyes and Linda Kouril distributed the awards to their students during morning meeting on May 30. The following students were recognized: Gold Medals – Ashni Mehta of Piscataway, Kush Mody of Edison, Shafeeq Ibraheem of Piscataway, Jonathan Trilleras of Plainfield; Silver Medals – Julian Hernandez-Webster of Edison, Dan Moran of Piscataway, Uditi Nichani of Scotch Plains; Bronze Medals – Melissa Calderon of North Plainfield, Briana Crawley of Rahway, Vanessa Santana of Iselin; Honorable Mention – Jay Won Choi of Edison, Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains, Daniel Gallagher of Edison, Karolyn Gonzalez of Plainfield, Miah Hagood of Piscataway, Zubin Mulji of Edison, Mohammed Nizam of Edison, Neel Patel of Edison, Neelam Patel of Piscataway, Shruti Patel of Edison.


Noah Fischer of Parsippany and Alexandra Vargas of Dunellen, students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, stand at the podium after being announced as the winners of the Middle School public speaking contest on May 24. Fischer, an eighth grader whose topic was The Manhattan Project, will speak at the school’s Stepping Up Ceremony on June 12. Vargas, a sixth grader whose topic was Bethany Hamilton: An Inspirational Surfer, won the Streib Cup awarded to the best public speaker in the sixth and seventh grades.


Students in the third and fourth grades at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison recited speeches from memory on May 29 and 30, respectively. This annual tradition in the Lower School allowed the youngsters to showcase their public speaking skills and knowledge of their nation and home state. Pictured above, third grade students raise their American flags and fourth graders show off their New Jersey flags on the day of their speeches.


Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison ran races and obstacle courses, leaped over barriers, dribbled soccer balls and even played some lacrosse during Field Day on May 24. Despite a brief rain delay on a morning Physical Education chair Lee Nicholls called a “British summer day,” the youngsters had a blast competing in various athletic events with their classmates and friends. The second grade class received the Team MVP award. Many of the Lower School teachers participated in races on a fun-filled morning. The students enjoyed a barbecue lunch in the All-Purpose Room after the event. Pictured above, students Julia Parker of South Plainfield (left) and Jane Anderson-Schmitt of Scotch Plains sprint ahead of their teacher, Nicole Nolan of Bridgewater, during the 50-yard dash on Field Day at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.


The fourth annual Cookin’ Cabaret at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison was a coming out party for many first-time performers and a smashing finale for some veterans of the successful event. A crowd of 200 guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner and embraced the tribal theme of the night. Pictured above, left, Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains plays guitar and sings and (right) Krystal Sonson of Plainfield belts out a tune.

(Photos courtesy of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

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