EDISON, NJ -- Nine Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended, for the first time, the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) held at Middlesex County College on Sunday, March 10.

Students who competed in the NAQT were Shachee Kumar of Iselin, Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Vinay Karthik of Edison, Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway, Emma Rothrock-Steinfeld of South Plainfield, Diya Patel of Iselin, Luke Zuzovsky of Mountainside, Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park and Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains.

The W+H teams won four rounds! This is very impressive given the fact most teams have been participating for several years and practiced since September. W+H formed its teams in January and only practiced for two months before school, recess, and on occasional Saturdays.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison 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.