EDISON, NJ -- Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains and Sahil Mulji of Edison, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the equivalent of an Oscar in their categories of distinction at the Montclair State University's Theatre Night Foxy Awards, which was held virtually on May 19. Mayah won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & Invention, while Sahil won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Work of Innovation & Invention.

Both W+H seniors were among the standouts in the cast of the W+H original fall play, The Tenants. W+H also received four more nominations in a talented field that included 74 high school submissions:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & Invention - Kallie Schildge of Westfield
  • The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre - Becky Randazzo, Director
  • Outstanding Work of Innovation & Invention - The Tenants
  • Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Work of Innovation & Invention - The Tenants

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.