The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is proud to announce that its Upper School Ethics Bowl team won third place in the National High School Ethics Bowl, which was hosted by the UNC Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the weekend of April 7. The competition featured 24 regional champion teams from all over the country. The Kent Place team, which includes Laryssa Horodysky of Verona, qualified for the national competition by winning first place amongst 16 teams at New Jersey Regionals at Stevens Institute of Technology in December.
The Kent Place team qualified for the quarterfinals by unanimously winning three out of four of the qualifying rounds. In the semifinal round, Kent Place was pitted against the eventual champion, North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics, and ended up coming in third place after presenting a difficult case study on “drone strikes.”
“This was one of the most challenging competitions I have ever experienced,” stated Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. “It was so exciting to compete with teams from around the country as we discussed some very complex ethical case studies. I am so proud of every member of our team. This most remarkable group of Upper School students had truly a collaborative effort.”