EDISON, NJ -- The Middle School Student Government and Publications Club at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison organized a special assembly in recognition of Black History Month on Feb. 7 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.
Six students shared biographical accounts of famous African-Americans:
- Samia Silver of Rahway (Tyra Banks),
- Vanessa Fang of Edison (Simone Biles),
- Debra Adetola of Woodbridge (Cory Booker),
- Tim Oligino of Westfield (Oprah Winfrey),
- Ancel DeJesus of Rahway (Malcolm X), and
- Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway (Ruby Bridges).
Marc Spivak, Director of Technology and Innovation, closed the program with a personal reflection of his father-in-law’s story and how it epitomized the struggles of the common people that are often forgotten by those studying black history.
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.
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