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The Wardlaw+Hartridge School has announced an early dismissal for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. All students must be picked up by 1 p.m. Students on busing will be picked up at 12:30 p.m. except for the Woodbridge bus, which will pick up at 12 noon. There is no Encore after care available. Travel safely!
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The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the 16,000 semifinalists named in September 2018 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2019. Wardlaw+Hartridge seniors Ayush Menon '19 and Sanjna Patel '19 received their Finalist certificates from Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling, during morning meeting on Feb. 14.
Two guest speakers who are Ph.D. students in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University shared their experiences and wisdom with students in the W+H Global Scholars Program on Feb. 11 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.
On Tuesday, January 29, middle school members of the Trivia Team participated in the 31st Annual National Geographic Bee, a competition of geographic skills, knowledge and understanding designed to foster and encourage curiosity about the world around us.
On Saturday, January 26, Vanessa Fang '24 auditioned for the Central Jersey Music Educators Association Intermediate Regional Band and was accepted for her outstanding performance on trombone. The CJMEA Band consists of the most talented band students in the Central New Jersey Region accepted by audition only and she will be performing with the band at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.
Former Major League baseball player and batting coach Milt Thompson conducted the second annual Wardlaw+Hartridge Baseball Clinic on Feb. 9 in Laidlaw Gym. The 2½-hour session, open to players in grades 5-12, included student athletes from W+H and other area schools and towns.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Upper School Athletes of the at morning meeting on Feb. 14. Congratulations to track and field athletes Zane Lee-Briggs '21 and Austin Miller '20. It was a great day for the Rams' track team at the Varsity Classic at the Armory in NYC. Austin Miller and Zane Lee-Briggs ran their fastest times of the season so far in the 200 meters.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Middle School Athlete of the Week during lunch on Feb. 11. Congratulations to basketball player Naomi Valcourt '23, Cyrus Erachshaw '23 and Jamei Schenck '23.
Logan D'Amore '20 continued his surge to the Meet of Champions with a dominant performance in the NJISAA Championships at Lawrenceville's Lavino Field House on Feb. 5. The Wardlaw+Hartridge junior, who had placed third and fourth in his previous trips to the Prep Championships in shorter races, demonstrated his superior talent and endurance to win the 500-yard freestyle for his first Prep gold medal. Logan took charge of the race early and steadily built his lead to win by nearly seven full seconds in a time of 4:40.20.
Wardlaw+Hartridge held another successful International Family Fun Night and celebrated the many cultures represented in its diverse community on a wonderful evening with entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Guests enjoyed an international buffet while watching dances from different parts of the world. Many adults and some students also donned international attire and participated in performances to enhance the spirit of the event.
Logan D'Amore '20 wasn't about to leave the GMC Swim Championships without a gold medal. Having just been out-touched by one-hundredth of a second in a dramatic 200 freestyle race in which both swimmers shattered the meet record by 1.9 seconds, Logan roared back and claimed the championship in the 100 freestyle in a time of 47.31.