EDISON, NJ -- Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison have continued making a difference by helping others during the COVID-19 crisis. This week’s list of community service stars includes:

  • Alex Caiola of Westfield – built and installed outdoor fitness equipment adjacent to the W+H Nature Trail as part of his Eagle Scout project
  • Sammy Faust and Matt Faust of Westfield – picking up trash in their community
  • Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains – picking up trash on the W+H campus
  • Shachee Kumar of Edison, Isabella Rovito of Scotch Plains and Diya Patel of Iselin – tutoring Lower School students several times each week
  • Gbemi Olarewaju and Tosin Olarewaju of Piscataway – sending notes and cards with positive messages to emergency room doctors and nurses
  • Emily O’Neill of Garwood - sewing buttons on headbands for front line medical workers whose ears are getting raw from masks
  • Naischa Puri of Edison – contributing to the Edison location of the celebrated Meals for Heroes Drive, which has been publicly recognized by Governor Phil Murphy
  • Isabella Rovito of  – sending cards to essential workers in her neighborhood
  • Sanya Sidhu and Anisa Sidhu of Edison – making face masks and shields for healthcare workers 

Other W+H initiatives being considered include a fundraiser to support medical professionals on the front lines, making masks, sending thank-you notes to medical professionals and first responders, and donating meals for hospital workers. 

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.