EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw-Hartridge School kicked off its 133rd year with the annual Convocation Ceremony in Laidlaw Gym on Thursday.

Lower and Middle School students entered the gym with their teachers. The Upper School students marched in behind their respective class flags and were accompanied by their advisors.

Head of the school Andrew Webster welcomed the students, faculty, staff and parents to the ceremony. Webster spoke about the school’s six core values – integrity, opportunity, support, diversity, community and sustainability. He emphasized community and gave a special welcome to new students and international students.

Jeanne Barbet of Plainfield, an officer on the school’s Board of Trustees, shared the Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken and challenged students to explore different paths during her remarks. Rudy Brandl, director of Communications at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, can be reached at (908) 754-1882 ext. 106  www.whschool.org