Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Celebrate World Languages Week

Upper School Mandarin students share a song in Chinese. Credits: Photo provided by Wardlaw-Hartridge School

EDISON, NJ -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated World Languages Week with a series of activities.

Lower School students in grades 1-5 wore class specific colors and recited poems in Spanish during a program on Feb. 15 in Lower Snowdon. Senora Maria Hinestroza, Lower School Spanish teacher, planned the assembly and her students were very well-prepared.

Middle and Upper School students celebrated World Languages Week with a Feb. 16 event in the AP Room. Senora Jamie Segraves, World Languages Department Chair, provided the welcome and organized the program. Middle School Latin and Spanish students recited lines from famous poets and Upper School Spanish, Latin and Mandarin students followed with similar oration. 

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Upper School Latin students showed a series of entertaining videos, international students provided musical entertainment and Melanie Davis of Metuchen (German) and Michele Peruzzo of Westfield (Italian) recited verses in other languages. Middle and Upper School Mandarin students closed the program with a performance of Wang An - Where is Spring?

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