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Anna Razvi '21, a rising junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School, recently completed a two-week program at Rutgers University's Waksman Institute. Anna, a Waksman Summer Scholar enrolled in the Waksman Student Scholar's Program (WSSP) at Rutgers University, did a fantastic job presenting her findings at the Waksman Student Scholar Poster Presentation in July. Anna and her partner Chris from Union County Technical High School presented their data on an ATP Cassette Transporter Protein they discovered in Duckweed.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School athletic teams boasted an impressive spring season, highlighted by team championships and individual accolades. Four young ladies – Mia Sutton '19, Sydney Kuo '20, Grace Lu '22 and Jenelle Valera '22 – led the charge with impressive performances on the golf course, powering the Rams to titles in the GMC White Division and NJISAA Prep Conference.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School track and field athletes made a statement against a competitive field of prep schools in the Silver Spike Invitational at Gill St. Bernard's School this spring. W+H won six events, including four by the boys on their way to the team title.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School welcomed its new international students to the community as the Summer Enrichment English Development (SEED) program began on July 8. The six-week program, supervised by Gerard Gonnella '89 (Director of International Student Program) and Angela Merkel Pellegrino (ELL Instructor and International Student Mentor) will run through August 16.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School held its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 14 under a giant tent on the back athletic fields. The Class of 2019 marched in, led by class president Ray Huang '19 and vice president Alexandra Vargas '19 carrying the class flag. The 65 graduates received their diplomas after Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling, announced their names.
On Monday afternoon, the sixth grade class was given a challenge: to design and build a human-powered boat made of corrugated cardboard in two hours' time which is capable of completing at least one lap in the school swimming pool.
The Eighth Grade Class of 2019 completed its Middle School journey during the Stepping Up Ceremony on Wednesday night, June 12 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Andrew Webster, Head of School, began the announcement of award winners by presenting merit awards to David Ezra Flatau-Jones '23, Annie Gu '23 and Nicholas Vargas '23 and an achievement award to Nelagh Matthews '23. Mr. Webster also recognized the lifers among this year's eighth grade graduates.
The fifth graders moved up to Middle School during the Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Students said farewell to Lower School with family, friends and faculty and staff members in attendance.
Members of the Class of 2019 joined their parents, family, faculty and staff members and administrators at the annual Senior Farewell Dinner on Monday, June 10 in the AP Room. The event was catered by Sage Dining Services. Dr. Bob Bowman, Upper School Head, welcomed the guests and Andrew Webster, Head of School, made opening remarks. Senior members of the Concert Choir performed during the early part of the dinner hour. Classmates Alexandra Vargas '19, Kelly Lawrence '19 and Ayush Menon '19 made speeches about the Past, Present and Future, respectively. Stanislav DeLaurentiis '19, Student Council President, led a Senior Toast to Teachers and Ray Huang '19, Senior Class President, led a Senior Toast to Parents. The seniors also presented a framed class photo to Dr. Bowman.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School recognized its three retiring faculty and staff members at a luncheon on June 9 in the AP Room. Nancy Duddy (Middle School history teacher), Seth Austin (Director of Finance and Facilities) and Susan R. Swenson (Director of College Counseling) celebrated their upcoming retirement with colleagues and friends.