Willow Students Win Somerset County Art and Essay Contest

The Fifth Grade class at The Willow School in Gladstone, NJ participated in the 2014 Species on the Edge: Art and Essay Contest, sponsored by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Students were asked to submit an essay and artwork on one of the 82 endangered or threatened wildlife species that live in the state. Over 2000 entries were received from across New Jersey.

Contest judges were impressed by the content and quality of the entries submitted by The Willow School fifth grade students. The committee was pleased to announce Lauren Radi, first place winner, and Evan Bravstein, runner-up, both from Somerset County.

Click here to see Lauren’s essay

Click here to see Evan’s essay

First place winners were invited to attend an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 29th in Trenton.

National Latin Exam Awards

In March, Willow’s seventh and eighth grade Latin students participated in the National Latin Exam, competing with over 153,000 students from all fifty states and 20 foreign countries. Both classes performed extremely well; 13 out of the 19 students who took the exam won prizes.

In the seventh grade, 4 students won purple ribbons for outstanding achievement; 3 students won achievement certificates; and every student scored at or above the national average.

In the eighth grade, 1 student won a silver medal maxima cum laude; 2 won magna cum laude; 3 won cum laude; and the class average exceeded the national average.

Congratulations to all the participants for their diligent and successful pursuit of excellence!