EDISON, NJ -- Students and families from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in the Interfaith RISE Walk-a-Thon for the third year in a row. Students volunteered by making signs, collecting donations, and registering participants. The walk was led by Pastor Seth Kaper-Dale of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, and began with comments from local government representatives including Congressman Frank Pallone and Senator Robert Menendez.
W+H community members walked through Highland Park in solidarity with the members of various religious and community organizations in support of refugees to the US. W+H and IRISE have developed a mutually beneficial relationship in which our students work closely with the children of many of the resettled families, helping them acclimate to their new life in America. It has been noted by the federal oversight organization that accredits IRISE that W+H is the only known organization in the country offering this kind of support for refugee children.
Photo caption: W+H senior Camila Fang of Edison holds a multi-lingual sign and is joined by Andrew Webster, Head of School, Nicolas Hernandez-Webster of Edison, Judy Minnium of Scotch Plains, Neha Sharma of Edison, Neha Mandalapu of Warren and Nicole Nolan of Bridgewater, Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, 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.