Wheatley Places 3rd in High School Ethics Bowl @HofstraU !

The High School Ethics Bowl competition took place at Hofstra University on Saturday, February 6th. From the National High School Ethics Bowl website:

The Ethics Bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. An ethics bowl differs from debate in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whatever position they believe is right and win by showing that they have thought more carefully, deeply, and perceptively about the cases in question. Experience shows that the event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view.

Guided by faculty advisor Andrew Ardito, 9 students formed two teams in order to complete at the all-day competition.

The following students took part:

Team 1:

  • Chintan Datt
  • Arihant Jain
  • Haseeb Jangda
  • Jake Williams (Coach)

Team 2:

  • Sienna Brancato
  • Jakob Gilbert
  • Jeffrey Poomkudy (Coach)
  • David Rosenzweig
  • Andrew Zuckerman

Team 2 made it to the semifinal round, placing third overall.

Congratulations to the students for doing so well on their first Ethic Bowl competition! Many of the judges commented on their excellent debating skills and knowledge of philosophical arguments. Thank you as well to Mr. Ardito for the photos and write-up of the day’s activities!

 

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