EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison were honored for their participation and achievement at the Honors Assembly May 24 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The program began with a welcome by Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Assistant Head of School for Upper School, and continued with recognition of students who participated in service and leadership, clubs, the arts and athletics.
Fourteen new members were inducted into the Cum Laude Society: seniors Hanson Gao, Jennifer Guo, Shreyas Heragu, Sana Mansuri and Benjamin Song, all of Edison, Audrey Vu of Colonia, Iris Wang of Fords, Jason Yin of Scotch Plains and Emily Yu of Edison and juniors Stanislav DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, Matangi Melpakkam of Piscataway, Ayush Menon of Scotch Plains, Sanjna Patel of Edison and Eric Wang of Highland Park. They joined current senior members Suraj Chandran of Edison and Hannah Yates of Piscataway.
Mark Donaghy, Math Department Chair, awarded the RPI Medal to junior Ayush Menon of Scotch Plains. This award is in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the study of mathematics and science. Mr. Donaghy also presented American Mathematics Contest awards to Silvia Xia of Iselin and Suraj Chandran of Edison.
Other academic areas recognized included AP Scholars, National Merit Scholars, New Jersey Governor’s School and World Languages Honor Society.
Performing Arts Department Chair Sharon Byrne and Band Director Rick Fontaine recognized students who excelled in vocal and instrumental music. This impressive list includes CJMEA Honors band members Ray Huang of Edison, Stanislav DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, Isabella Sena-Cash of Scotch Plains and Hanson Gao of Edison, NJ All-State chorus members Aanandi Murlidharan of Edison and CJ Stueck of Scotch Plains, and CJMEA Region chorus members Aanandi Murlidharan and Priya Golding of North Plainfield.
Andrew Webster, Head of School, made closing remarks during which he reflected on the busy school year and encouraged the students to enjoy some quiet moments during the summer break.