Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Move Up

EDISON — With the end of the school year, students at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison are making the transition to new experiences and challenges that lie ahead.


The Eighth Grade Class of 2013 moved on to the Upper School during its Stepping Up Ceremony on Wednesday night, June 12,  in the AP Room. Anuva Goel of Piscataway received an academic scholarship and Carlin Schildge of Westfield and Yumna Naqvi of South Plainfield each won achievement scholarships. Naya Shim of Warren won the prestigious Kilpatrick Award, which is presented to the best all-around eighth grade student. Goel also won the Chandler Award for the eighth grade student with the highest overall average for the academic year.

The eighth grade class of 2013 included: Samantha Anastasiou of Scotch Plains, Amaan Bhojani of Avenel, Kishan Chavda of Colonia, Neha Chhabra of Watchung, Candace Eason of Linden, Noah Fischer of Parsippany, Anuva Goel of Piscataway, Wanqi Guo of Edison, Ava Harrison of Westfield, Rebecca Hawk of South Plainfield, Sangsoo Lee of Florham Park, Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan of Edison, Meghna Mehta of Piscataway, Deblina Mukherjee of Scotch Plains, Yumna Naqvi of South Plainfield, Jake Payami of Scotch Plains, Whitney Porter of North Plainfield, Marissa Pyne of Plainfield, John Michael Edward Rappold of Plainfield, Jordan Rose of North Plainfield, Jonathan Saminski of Westfield, Divyaa Sarin of Colonia, Carlin Schildge of Westfield, Naya Shim of Warren, Lilian Shnir of Edison, Neha Shukla of Edison, Shreya Sinha of Edison, Ellena Son of Woodbridge, Robyn Stewart of South Plainfield and Vindya Tumati of Iselin.


Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School moved up to Middle School during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 in the All Purpose Room. Thirty-three students said good-bye to Lower School with family and friends and faculty and staff members in attendance.

The fifth grade Class of 2013 included: Jane Andrerson-Schmitt of Scotch Plains, Leo Badaker of South Amboy, Robert Brandl of Fanwood, Giavanna Brito of Woodbridge, Zachary Brown of South Plainfield, Brianna Chambers of Somerset, Logan D’Amore of Scotch Plains, Svanik Dani of Edison, Joseph Del Sol of Elizabeth, Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick, Logan Hill of Dayton, Destiny Ingram of Somerset, Sarah Ivanov of Woodbridge, Sydney Johnson of Piscataway, Jack Kolbert of Edison, Shane Kornecki of Colonia, Sidharth Kumar of Parlin, Vanshika Malik of Edison, Janeyce McCray of Union, Judith Minnium of Scotch Plains, Sahil Mulji of Edison, Yash Pandey of Edison, Julia Parker of South Plainfield, Aadhav Raviarasan of Edison, Sydney Rose of North Plainfield, Jake Rothstein of Woodbridge, Katrin Schildge of Westfield, Neha Sharma of Edison, Lowy Shim of Warren, Louisa Sperrazza of Plainfield, William Yin of Scotch Plains and Aliya Zaidi of Edison.


Michael Howell of Piscataway, a Kindergarten student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, receives his diploma from his teacher, Kelly Marikakis of Hillsborough at the Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony on June 11. The Kindergarten Class shared poems, songs and personal reflections and 25 kindergartners graduated and announced their readiness for first grade.


Steven McRae of South Plainfield receives his diploma from his teacher, Jennifer Genovese of South Plainfield, during the Junior Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on June 11. Fourteen Junior Kindergarten students graduated in a heartfelt ceremony that included a flag salute, songs, special recognition for teachers and administrators and the presentation of diplomas.

(Photos courtesy of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

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