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Wardlaw+Hartridge Robotics Teams Take Coding to Higher Level

The Middle School Robotics Club and Upper School Robotics Team from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, accompanied by Mrs. Jafri, participated in the Botball Tournament in Rahway on Saturday May 12. Although this is the sixth year that our Middle School competed, it was the first year for Upper School. During the year, teams built autonomous robots using Lego components and metal parts. New team members learned how to code in C language, while returning members took their code to a higher level with variables, functions and Boolean logic.  

“The tournament was a lot of fun! I feel that every year that I participate in the robotics journey, I grow as a captain, a leader, and a programmer. A lot of valuable lessons were learned, like time management, communication, and ways to solve problems," Shiv Tickoo '22 of Scotch Plains said.

In the run up to the tournament teams collaborated on documentation detailing their project plan, mechanical design, code analysis and lessons learned.  Both teams earned perfect scores on these documents. During the tournament teams contended in seeding rounds then double elimination challenges against 23 teams. 

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“The competition is really enjoyable and a great bonding experience. This year, we did really well, scoring over 20 points each round,” Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield said.

After a long day of head to head challenges, our team’s dedication and cooperation paid off. The W+H Middle School team placed a respectable eighth place and the Upper School team placed 12th, a good start for a first-time team!

Middle School team members: Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield and Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains (captains), Robin Zhong of Edison, Nate Valcourt of South Plainfield, Feisal Kiiru of Edison, Naischa Puri of Edison, David Flateau-Jones of Scotch Plains, Andrew Kojima of Woodbridge, Charlie Silver of Rahway, Naomi Valcourt of South Plainfield, Joanne Ding of Iselin and Kayla Martel of Winfield Park.

Upper School team members: Mark Zhang of Edison and John Papetti III of Elizabeth (captains), Steven Li, Mike He and George Zhong of Edison, Rihan Sajid of Carteret, Alex Caiola of Westfield and Armaan Kapoor of Millburn.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will provide the city’s police dispatching services in a move that New Brunswick says will cut costs and put an end to dispatcher shortages that resulted in officers doing the job.

The city’s 12 current dispatchers will be laid off at the end of the day on June 30, and Rutgers will supply dispatchers as of July 1 under an agreement that city ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% year over year. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded nearly $19 million to local community programs in nine North Jersey counties and has directed more than ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

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Written by: Samuel K. Burlum, Investigative Reporter and author of The Green Lane, a syndicated column, Published on 6/18/2018

Tags: Business, Community, Crowdfunding, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Small Business

Source: So, which are you – a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? We compare the similarities and differences between the two, so you can ...