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Harding School Students Recognized by Make-A-Wish

Harding Elementary School Credits: Leah Scalzadonna
Make-A-Wish sent a letter to the students of Harding School to thank them for their donation. Credits: Kenilworth Public Schools

KENILWORTH, NJ – Harding School students were recognized for services by Make-A-Wish New Jersey. At the end of March, the school donated $764 to the organization after holding a school-wide pretzel sale.

Make-A-Wish is a renowned foundation that grants a wish to children who suffer from a life-threatening medical condition. Harding School’s pretzel sale to benefit the organization was started by Graceann Griffin, the school’s G & T teacher.

“I am so proud of our students, our teachers, and the support our community provides our children,” Dr. Thomas W. Tramaglini, Superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools, said. “This activity, organized by Mrs. Graceann Griffin, our G&T Teacher, is typical of how our teachers and staff go the extra mile to do great things that affect others. Being recognized by Make-A-Wish is a commendation that we always celebrate.  Although accolades like this are not demonstrated through test scores or growth percentiles, it’s an example of the outstanding young men and women that we are developing in our schools.”

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According to Tramaglini, community service is an essential aspect of Kenilworth schools and its students.

“Our schools have a longstanding record of providing service to both the Kenilworth and world Community,” He said. “Any chance we can, we do our best to teach our students that service is important.  This is one of the core beliefs in our mission and doing such work always brings light to the Kenilworth schools as a whole.”

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