EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge student Jack Silver of Rahway must feel almost as if he’s won the lottery. Well, at least the HBO version of it.

A freshman at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, Silver was chosen to participate along with 15 other contestants from around the country out of approximately 12,000 applicants to appear in the HBO Max original series Karma, set to begin streaming June 18.

“I’m so excited to be on this show and for all my friends and family to see it,” Silver said. “Karma is the kind of show that is full of new experiences, and also allows its contestants to showcase their own personality and talents.”

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Silver is pictured on top second from left in purple in the official promotional poster for the adventure competition series for teens. "No parents, no phones, only each other" is one of the catch phrases used to describe the series.

HBO Max will air weekly episodes to maintain the suspense of who will become ‘Karma Champion.’

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.