EDISON, NJ -- Members of the Class of 2020 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison were honored and celebrated at two virtual events this week – the annual Senior Dinner on Monday, June 8 and the new Senior Ovation on Friday, June 12. The Commencement Ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, July 17. 

At the Senior Dinner, Judy Minnium of Scotch Plains, Wilson Huang of Toronto and Sydney Johnson of Piscataway made speeches about the Past, Present and Future, respectively. AJ Massaro of South Plainfield, Student Council President, led a Senior Toast to Parents and Logan D’Amore of Scotch Plains led a Senior Toast to Faculty and Staff. 

Students who excelled in their internship and thesis projects were recognized, along with the Global Scholars in the Class of 2020. The senior departmental subject awards for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and the arts followed.

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At the Senior Ovation, faculty and staff members shared greetings, words of inspiration and best wishes in a special tribute to the seniors. The virtual event also included remarks from Andrew Webster, Head of School, Bob Bowman, Upper School Head, and Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick, senior class president.

Performances included Kallie Schildge of Westfield and Shane Kornecki of Colonia singing The Star-Spangled Banner and members of the Choir signing You Will Be Found.

Senior Awards of Distinction were presented to:

  • Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick (W-H Pin),
  • Sydney Johnson of Piscataway (Alumni Association Award),
  • Kennedy Bugg of Union (Parents' Association Award),
  • Camila Fang of Edison (Stevenson Award for Highest GPA),
  • Logan D’Amore of Scotch Plains (Headmaster's Cup), and
  • Kallie Schildge of Westfield (Upper School Head's Award).

Class president Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick makes a speech at the Senior Ovation. Ricardo will speak again at the in-person graduation ceremony in July.

Last autumn, W+H seniors gathered for a group photo on the sidelines of their school’s turf fields.