EDISON, NJ-- Drawing inspiration from the reality TV show "Shark Tank," sixth-grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison came up with a new product or service they could bring to market. They designed prototypes, created marketing plans, and ultimately presented their ventures to a panel of their peers. 

The two students who received the most investments in their ventures were Deanna Nicholls of Dunellen, who designed an electric blanket-travel pillow hybrid called "The Sky-Snug," and Alyssa Ji of Edison, who pitched a line of edible books called "E-Books." Students were excited to apply what we learned throughout their study unit on economics to a real-world scenario!

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located 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. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour