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Wardlaw+Hartridge Class of 2018 Graduates at Commencement

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The Class of 2018 gathers for its group photo just moments before graduation. Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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Danielle Bacalhau of Colonia and Steven Bessette of Scotch Plains march in to the commencement ceremony. Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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Thomas Borner du Cane of Plainfield, Eduardo Martinez of Scotch Plains, Shreyas Heragu of Edison, and Kevin Nader of Bernardsville Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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Aaliah Burney of New Brunswick delivers the senior speech at commencement. Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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Members of the Class of 2018 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wore sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps representing their colleges and universities prior to the next day’s Commencement Ceremony. Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge
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EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 135th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 8 under a giant tent on the back athletic fields.

The Class of 2018 marched in, led by valedictorian and class president Suraj Chandran of Edison and vice president Cathy Bi of Edison carrying the class flag. The program began with the Star-Spangled Banner and a welcome from Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Upper School Head.

Aaliah Burney of New Brunswick represented her lass with an inspiring speech during which she encouraged her classmates to “remember this as the beginning of the journey to find the second most important day of your life.” Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School, delivered his Charge to the Class of 2018 and Rob Rizzo of Scotch Plains, Board of Trustees President, provided greetings and best wishes during remarks that included references to pioneering alumni Grace Hopper ’24 and Bridget McCormack ’84.

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The 49 graduates received their diplomas after Susan Swenson of Plainfield, Director of College Counseling, announced their names. They shook hands with Mr. Webster and Mr. Rizzo and after all graduates received their diplomas, they tossed their caps in the air with jubilation.

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. 

 

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