EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, January 29, members of the Trivia Team in the Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison 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.

After months of preparation and study, including designing and teaching lessons on areas of world geography to their teammates, all 14 students participated in a school bee, a rapid-paced competition that tested their knowledge of domestic and international geography. 

After seven challenging rounds of questions, scores were close, but Vanessa Fang of Edison emerged victorious as the W+H School Champion, followed closely by Kayla Martel of Winfield Park in second place and Sebastian Tutela of East Brunswick in third. 

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.