EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Quiz Bowl team captured the Middlesex County title at last weekend’s National Academic Quiz Tournament. This is only the second year in which the school participated in the event.

Dr. Corinna Crafton, Middle School Head, believes that increased practice time elevated the team’s performance. W+H made NAQT an elective this school year and preparation began in September, which led to a much higher percentage of correct responses in the tournament.

W+H competed against 26 middle schools from New York and New Jersey, including six from Middlesex County. The vast array of topics tested in the competition includes literature, arts, sports, mathematics, science, music, pop culture, language and religion.

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.