New Brunswick, NJ -- Eight students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were trained as Safety Ambassadors at a Safety Summit held on Sept. 28 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 

The students acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prevent unintentional injuries. Training focused on four injury risk areas - home safety/falls prevention, wheels and helmet safety, safety in and around cars, and pedestrian safety. In addition, students participated in a session on presentation skills and learned about the Public Health Model and why this type of education is so important for the entire community.

This year's Wardlaw-Hartridge safety ambassadors, pictured with Dawn Francavilla of Somerset, Director of Student Life, are: juniors Ovidio Chavez of Elizabeth, Brittney Wilson of North Plainfield, Jason Yin of Scotch Plains and Cathy Bi of Edison, and seniors Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan of Edison, Amaan Bhojani of Avenel, Samantha Anastasiou of Scotch Plains and Scott Hargrove of Fanwood. The safety ambassadors will share their knowledge and educate W-H second graders later in the school year.

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