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The Upper School Fall Play - the comedy Epic Proportions - will stage performances on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Berry Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online, printed at home or picked up at the door. Visit https://twhsnj.booktix.com/index.php.
Bravo to the W+H Middle School students for entertaining the audience with two fantastic performances in The Little Mermaid Jr. in the new Berry Performing Arts Center last Friday. Among the show's many stars were Sydney Racine '23 as Ariel, Naischa Puri '23 as Ursula, Aum Mehta '23 as Sebastian and Julian Kaniuka '22 as Prince Eric. The characters truly went "Under the Sea" to make the audience feel like part of their world. Congratulations to the cast, crew and production staff!
Last week, 20 Middle School students, with the help of The Stone House Group, set out to understand the promise and limitations of sustainable energy and solar power in an exciting after school STEM workshop. At the end of the week, students worked in teams to build their own solar powered cars using solar panels and their own ingenuity. The teams raced the cars using only solar power.
On Sunday, November 12, members of the W+H community joined to help support Interfaith RISE's annual walk-a-thon. Upper School students helped direct participants, worked the registration table, and held signs during the walk. Families and students who attended heard from several speakers along the walk, and had the opportunity to meet many of the refugee families served by Interfaith RISE.
Seventh graders in the Class of 2023 are spending the week in Williamsburg, VA learning about Colonial history. The students are touring historical sites in Jamestown and Yorktown and visiting several traders including the wigmaker, shoemaker, blacksmith and cabinetmaker. They will interview craftsmen and complete journals. Students also will participate in evening programs covering topics including Colonial dance.
Join us for The Wardlaw + Hartridge School Baseball Clinic featuring former MLB player Milt Thompson. The clinic, which is being held Saturday, Dec. 2 at Wardlaw + Hartridge, will include two sessions: one for students in grades 5-8 from 9-11 a.m. and another for students in grades 9-12 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the final Upper School Athletes of the Week for the fall season at morning meeting on Nov. 14 - cross country runner CJ Stueck '18 and soccer players Olivia Tobey '19 and Antonella Doglio '19.
Thirteen members of W+H's Upper School Model UN team traveled to JP Stevens High School to compete against approximately 200 students from six regional schools in the season's first all-day conference on Oct. 28. Our delegates were spread across six of the 10 committees. While all of our student-delegates did wonderfully, two students - Camila Fang '20 and Pranay Arora '21 - were each awarded "Outstanding Delegate" for their efforts.
On October 30, a group of 49 students in grades 10-12 participated in the W+H Columbia University Pilot Leadership Development program. The goal of the program is to provide W+H students with a chance to understand what colleges and universities are looking for and to help them establish a supportive network with admission advocates throughout their college application process.
The Greater Middlesex Conference, in conjunction with corporate sponsor Jersey Mike's, has honored two Wardlaw + Hartridge seniors - Mia Reyes '18 and Suraj Chandran '18 - with special recognition for their athletic accomplishments. The winners received notification letters and gift certificates for lunch with three friends at Jersey Mike's.