EDISON, NJ -- Members of the Class of 2019 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison joined their parents, family, faculty and staff members and administrators at the annual Senior Farewell Dinner on Monday, June 10 in the AP Room. 

Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Assistant Head of School for Upper School, welcomed the guests and Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School, made opening remarks. Senior members of the Concert Choir performed during the early part of the dinner hour.

Classmates Alexandra Vargas of Dunellen, Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains and Ayush Menon of Scotch Plains made speeches about the Past, Present and Future, respectively. Stanislav DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, Student Council President, led a Senior Toast to Teachers and Ray Huang of Edison, Senior Class President, led a Senior Toast to Parents. The seniors also presented a framed class photo to Dr. Bowman.

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Students who excelled in their internship and thesis projects were recognized, along with the Global Scholars in the Class of 2019. The senior departmental subject awards for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and the arts followed.

Senior Awards of Distinction were presented to Alexandra Vargas (W-H Pin), Stanislav DeLaurentiis (Alumni Association Award), Dazlyn Erachshaw of Iselin (Parents' Association Award), Stanislav DeLaurentiis (Stevenson Award), Matangi Melpakkam of Piscataway (Headmaster's Cup) and Aanandi Murlidharan of Edison (Upper School Head's Award).

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.