EDISON, NJ-- Nineteen Upper School students participated in the Teen Hunger Summit, a virtual event run The Community Food Bank of New Jersey on Dec. 9.

This year’s event featured breakout workshops with community leaders, a group student teach-back, keynote speakers and a fundraising service project. Students learned about social justice issues related to hunger and community organizations that fight hunger and poverty. They also gained insight on how to make a difference in their communities. 

W+H students who participated in the virtual event were: Olivia Brown of South Plainfield, Natalie Chavez of Plainfield, Laura Chen of Edison, Shreya Dharayan of Edison, Chiupong Huang of Edison, Rose Kassam of Scotch Plains, Shachee Kumar of Edison, Anna Lee of Warren, Camila Martinez of Scotch Plains, Heidi Pan of Edison, Soham Panigrahi of Edison, Raiya Patel of Edison, Isabella Rovito of Scotch Plains, Nicole Sandrik-Arzadi of Sewaren, Amiteij Sappal of Edison, Gurinder Singh of Carteret, Luke Tan of Edison, Shankari Theivanayagam of Summit and Garry Zhu of Edison.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School 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.