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Graduation: East Brunswick's Yana Titova has Top GPA at MCC

May 25, 2017

EDISON, NJ - A total of 1509 degrees and certificates were awarded to 1476 students by Middlesex County College Tuesday, May 23 at the 50th annual Commencement exercises witnessed by approximately 3500 guests in the Expo Center in the Raritan Center.

Valedictorian Sara Rose Chirco delivered the class welcome, sharing her experiences and aspirations. Ms. Chirco is a Liberal ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Robotics Team Battles High Schools

EDISON, NJ - On Saturday, May 13, the Middle School Robotics Club from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, accompanied by Mrs. Jafri, participated in the Botball Tournament in Rahway. The team made up of sixth and seventh graders pulled their individual strengths together competing against high school teams, and finished with a ranking of sixth place out of 17 teams.     ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Fifth Graders Explore Pine Barrens Ecosystem

EDISON, NJ - Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison took a trip down to the Pine Barrens to discover and explore a unique ecosystem set right in the heart of New Jersey. With the guidance of Pineland Adventures leaders, students investigated its sandy topsoil, discovered indigenous plant life, observed and classified several aquatic inhabitants, and took a canoe trip to ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Seniors Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ - Eight seniors at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison completed many months of hard work by making their Capstone presentations in the past two weeks. This project, a requirement to graduate with the Global Scholars Program diploma, involves many components including a written paper, action research component and a presentation in front of students and a panel of teachers.

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Captures Team Chess Title

EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison captured first place at the St. Joseph’s Chess Tournament.   Sixth-grader Jack Silver of Rahway was tremendous and triumphed again as the best-rated chess player. Fifth-grader Hannah Malko of Clark was astonishing and came in second for the best-rated player just being edged out of first place by the slightest of margins by Jack.

Storied Lives: Mother Seton Students Make a Connection to the Elderly Through Writing

CLARK, NJ - Since 2014, Mother Seton Regional High School students have been participating in Storied Lives, a program which enables imaginative and service-minded high school students to pay tribute to the elderly by writing stories about their lives.  The program was originally founded by a father and daughter, Tariq and Zeenie Sharif, in 2012 in Morristown, NJ.  The Sharifs’ ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Rethink Disposable

EDISON, NJ - Students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison received recognition with awards for the Rethink Disposable posters they created for the Clean Water Action contest.

Congratulations to Zara Zaidi of Edison, Maria Guseva of Staten Island, Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains, Hannah Malko of Clark, Naomi Valcourt of South Plainfield, Ruhee Hegde of Edison and Akhila Mantri of ...

Rutgers Day and New Jersey Folk Festival Officially Bring Spring

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - All 5 local campuses of Rutgers University came alive yesterday for the annual Rutgers Day event and the New Jersey Folk Festival.  It was time to dig deep into our Jersey roots and recognize new growth and deep traditions.

Like every great event in America, it began with a parade.  Rutgers musicians were joined by the North Brunswick High School Raiders ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Community Supports Mudslide Victims

EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw-Hartridge School hosted a very successful Latin Fiesta All-School Fundraiser to raise money for the victims and the families devastated by the mudslides and flooding in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. The W-H community enjoyed a night of great food, music and fun in the AP Room.

Event organizers Dawn Francavilla, Yolanda Reyes and Maria Hinestroza extend their heartfelt ...

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Music and Traditions from the Andes with Pepe Santana

May 26, 2017

Discover the history of native Andean music of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador with Pepe Santana, an Ecuadorian-born musician with 38 years of experience spreading the musical traditions of the Andes. Featuring live demonstration of several percussion, wind, and string instruments, this program will offer attendees the opportunity to learn how to play musical notes on traditional Andean ...