EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison competed in the 2020 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in the Oakwood Room on Feb. 5. High school students nationwide read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in three qualifying stages: school, regional and national. 

Sixteen W+H students entered the competition, a dramatic reading delivered before a panel of judges. Lisa Li of Colonia won the competition and will represent W+H at the regional competition at The Lawrenceville School on Feb. 23.  The top 7-10 performers from the regionals will advance to the National Finals in New York City.

Other students competing included: runner-up Zane Lee-Briggs of Avenel, Sydney Racine of Piscataway, Andrew Wolff of Scotch Plains, Zachary Brzosko of Carteret, Aarush Dharayan of Edison, Grace Lu of Edison, Wilson Zhang of Edison, Saleem Ibraheem of Piscataway, Tarun Ravilla of Edison, Jessie Ni of Fords, Aditya Pathak of Edison, Rihan Sajid of Carteret, Mark Zhang of Edison, Pranay Arora of Edison and Michele Peruzzo of Westfield.

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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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