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Noah Apter '21 continues to acquire and master more classical knowledge than your average high school student. The Wardlaw+Hartridge sophomore has been inspired by his participation in a classics program called the Paideia Institute, a wide-ranging international program devoted to the study of classics. Noah has developed an interest in learning ancient Greek and last summer traveled abroad in the institute's Living Latin in Rome program, where he spent two weeks immersed in Rome learning Latin and experiencing the city with a group of high school students.
On Wednesday, October 3, the Wardlaw+Hartridge School hosted a one-day conference on Mission Skills attended by over 20 independent schools across the country and Canada. This select group of schools forms the Steering Committee for the Enrollment Management Association's Character Task Force. The Character Task Force works to develop and refine instructional tools and assessments aimed at fostering six critical life skills: resilience, ethics, time management, curiosity, teamwork, and creativity.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Upper School Athletes of the Week at morning meeting on Oct. 9. Congratulations to, from left: tennis player Shankari Theivanayagam '22 and soccer players Antonella Doglio '19 and Andre Souza '19. Andre and Antonella led their teams with big goals and Shankari continued her solid play at second singles.
Rudy Brandl '83, Director of Communications, announced the Middle School Athletes of the Week – cross country runner Charlotte Szczubelek '26 and soccer player Samuel Faust '25. Charlotte is a graduate of the Girls on the Run program and has fit in nicely with the MS girls' team. Samuel made the giant leap to Green Team and quickly fit right in to the squad.
The Class of 2024 at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School enjoyed a wonderful four-day trip to Frost Valley in Claryville, NY last week. The sixth graders, who were accompanied by chaperones Tanda Tucker, Andrea Barnett, Dina Congregane and Elizabeth Martin, experienced many adventures and took advantage of opportunities for growth while connecting with nature.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Upper School Athlete of the Week at morning meeting on Oct. 1. Congratulations to cross country runner Alex Caiola '21. The Greystone/Central Park X-C course has become like a second home to Alex over the last two Saturdays. The captain lowered his 5K time by 24 seconds at the Bernie Magee Invitational and then by 39 seconds at the Stewart Memorial. Alex's new PB stands at 19:43, which makes him just the third boy in W+H history to run a sub 20-minute 5K.
Stan DeLaurentiis '19 is eager to test his skills at the upcoming Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition, a large-scale international contest sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The competition is being held in Kunming City of southwest China's Yunnan Province. "I am extremely excited about this opportunity to take my Chinese skills to the highest level and experience a complete immersion in the language, surrounded by fellow students who share my same passion," Stan said.
The W+H boys' soccer team posted a heroic 3-2 overtime victory over Middlesex on Oct. 1. Andre Souza '19 scored all three goals, including the game winner with only three seconds left. W+H put in an epic shift for 100 minutes, with crucial defensive play from Tomas Hernandez-Webster '19, Gunhvir Singh '20, and goalie Isaiah Singh '19. Austin Miller '20 and Jay DaSilva '22 provided deft assists on two of the goals. The Rams (6-3) celebrated wildly as spectators formed a tunnel for the victors after the final whistle.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Upper School Athletes of the Week of the 2018-2019 school year at morning meeting – cross country runner Robin Zhong '22 and soccer player Austin Miller '20. Robin was a key factor in his team's victory over Highland Park and Austin continues to lead the Rams in goals (10) and assists (7).
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the first Middle School Athletes of the Week of the 2018-2019 school year – cross country runner Ryan Maciorowski '26, tennis player Kapriana Payami '23 and soccer player Luca DiGirolamo '25. Ryan is one of 10 fifth graders who joined the MS X-C team this year, Kapriana has been a leader on the tennis court at practice and matches and Luca helped open the scoring for the Rams against Winfield Park.