EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed a variety of interesting topics during a series of well-executed virtual Capstone presentations last week. Nine students participated in this year’s program:

Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway – Water Shortages in sub-Saharan Africa; Tiger Huang of Edison – Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Economies; Anushka Dalal of Scotch Plains – Impact of Foster Care on Children; Isabella Rovito of Scotch Plains – Impact of Media on Body Image and Self-Esteem; Diya Patel of Iselin – Health and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Consumption; Sanya Sidhu of Edison – Human Trafficking; Luke Tan of Edison – Impact of Bird Loss on Ecosystems in Southeast Asia; Hannah Malko of Clark – Evangelicalism and Reproductive Rights; Ethan Guo of Warren – Health and Environmental Impacts of Air Pollution.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located 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.