EDISON, NJ -- Cross country runner Andrew Kojima of Edison, an eighth-grade student at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is pictured with Dr. Corinna Crafton of Edison, Middle School Head, after receiving Athlete of the Week recognition.

Andrew is a valuable leader of the boys' cross country quad and a runner who takes his craft very seriously. The miles he put in over summer have paid off. Two weeks ago, Andrew broke the Middle School boys' home course record, but he wasn't satisfied.  On Oct. 18, in a home meet vs. Monroe, Andrew ran an 11:20 on the 1.8-mile course to set the overall home course school record.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School 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.