EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge's Middle School held its public speaking finals in the Berry Performing Arts Center on May 24.

Congratulations to Jeni Lyn Vargas of Dunellen, who won the eighth-grade speech competition and the privilege to speak at the Stepping Up Ceremony on June 6, and David Ezra Flatau-Jones of Scotch Plains, who won the Streib Cup awarded to the best public speaker in the sixth and seventh grades.

The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Avenue in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield.