EDISON — Upper School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were honored for their participation and achievement at the Honors Assembly on May 31 . The program began with a welcome by Rhona Eserner, Upper School Head, and continued with recognition of students who participated in service and leadership, clubs, the arts and athletics.
Ten new members were inducted into the Cum Laude Society: Jay Won Choi of Edison, Chetna Kewalramani of Colonia, Phil Kim of Edison, Ashni Mehta of Piscataway, Kush Mody of Edison, Dan Moran of Piscataway, Pranali Soni of Edison, Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains, Shafeeq Ibraheem of Piscataway and Zubin Mulji of Edison. The new members were joined on stage by recent W-H inductees Alyssa Kennedy of Elizabeth, Kimberly Son of Woodbridge and Stephanie Smyczek of Edison.
Jim Howard, Math Department Chair, awarded the RPI Medal to junior Shafeeq Ibraheem of Piscataway. This award is in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the study of mathematics and science.
Other academic areas recognized included Courier News Academic All-Star, AP Scholars, National Merit Scholars and World Language Honor Society. Students in all four grades who have made the honor roll throughout their high school career also were asked to stand to be recognized. Special awards also were presented to Camille Menns of Plainfield (HOBY Representative) and Kush Mody of Edison (Caring Award). Kathleen Mora of Rahway, Claude Djan of Scotch Plains and Nathaniel Nyema of Edison received recognition for outstanding performances on the National French Exam.
Andrew Webster, Head of School, made closing remarks during which he congratulated all of the students for their willingness to participate in such a broad range of activities.
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