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The Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School is pleased to present The Tenants, an original play and script on which cast members have collaborated with playwright Kyra Tantao. Performances will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Leading players include Kallie Schildge '20, Shane Kornecki '20, Mayah Nissim '20, Sahil Mulji '20, Neil Shah '21 and Tarun Ravilla '21.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School held its annual World Language Day celebration on Nov. 8. Most of the activities took place in the Berry Performing Arts Center, with presentations on the stage and artwork and displays in the lobby. All of the performances and presentations highlighted this year's theme of Climate Disruption. At a time when the climate crisis is making many agendas, being able to access a space for environmental reflection through art, culture, and entertainment is crucial.
Was Felix Murdered? This was the question the Middle School CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) sought to answer during their week-long STEM after school program. The students were presented with a crime scene found on the floor of the Middle School science lab. Throughout the process, the students weighed how each part of the evidence helped answer the overall question of if Felix was murdered and if so who did it.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge community held its inaugural Ram Run fundraiser on a brisk autumn afternoon on Nov. 8. A total of 171 participants, including students, parents, volunteers and faculty members, ran or walked the campus grounds for 45 minutes before enjoying a celebration reception with hot chocolate, cookies and other treats in the AP Room. The event raised impressive numbers from participants and sponsors. The Lower School, with 59 students participating, raised $6,134 of the $17,196 total, while the Middle School had 30 students and raised $4,985. The fifth and sixth grades tied for first place in most money raised with $2,430 each. The seventh grade was next with $2,265.
The W+H boys' soccer team advanced to the South Jersey Non-Public B state sectional final for the first time in school history but dropped a tough 4-1 decision to South Jersey power Moorestown Friends Academy. MFA jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes but the Rams played with courage and determination to stay in the game for the next 69 minutes. Austin Miller '20 scored midway through the second half to give the Rams hope and they continued to fight until the final whistle. Taras Erachshaw '21 made some clutch saves to keep his team close.
The W+H Athletic Department held the Middle School Fall Sports Awards on Nov. 1 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Fall teams and athletes gathered to celebrate their participation and accomplishments during a very exciting and successful season. The fall Athletes of the Week were recognized again, along with all of their teammates on the Green and Gold co-ed soccer teams, the cross country teams and the girls' tennis team. Season highlights included a winning record by the Green soccer team and a new home course cross country record set by Andrew Kojima '24.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the final Upper School Athletes of the Week of the fall season at morning meeting on Nov. 12. Congratulations to soccer players Taras Erachshaw '21 and Nyela Liverpool '21 and tennis player Becky Qin '20. Taras and Nyela starred during the soccer state playoffs, while Becky delivered a clutch victory in a division clinching tennis victory.
It's been a busy November for the W+H College Counseling Office. On Nov. 5, Wardlaw+Hartridge hosted the NJAIS College Counselor Workshop: Data Download, which included presentations and collaboration with colleagues to support and strengthen the college process in secondary schools. Participants from independent, public, and parochial schools learned how data can support a college or university's onboarding process, as well as track student satisfaction upon graduation.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School is pleased to present The Tenants, an original play and script on which cast members have collaborated with playwright Kyra Tantao. Performances will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Leading players include Kallie Schildge '20, Shane Kornecki '20, Mayah Nissim '20, Sahil Mulji '20, Neil Shah '21 and Tarun Ravilla '21. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit https://twhsnj.booktix.com/
The Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School thespians performed Frozen Jr. the Musical before packed houses in both performances on Nov. 2 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Julia Machado '25 and Sarah Alves '24 led an energetic and enthusiastic cast in the lead roles of Anna and Elsa, respectively. Congratulations to the cast and crew for a wonderful performance that left patrons smiling and singing!