On Saturday, December 1, 2012, SWW’s Ethics team won first place in the DC High School Ethics Bowl competition at American University. Teams representing private and public schools from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia analyzed and discussed real-life and timely ethical issues such as off shore drilling in Alaska, providing Red Cross assistance to the Taliban, and racial bias in the death penalty. Unlike debate where students are given opposing sides of an issue, students at the Ethics Bowl defend the position that they believe to be ethically right. The goal of the Ethics Bowl competition is to promote civil discourse and an appreciation for diverse points of view.
As first place finishers, SWW’s team qualifies to compete in the National High School Ethics Bowl, which will be held April 19-20, 2013 in Chapel Hill, N.C.!
School Without Walls’ Ethics Team Members: Rashauna David, Maya Hall, Stephanie Hamilton, Tyriek Mack, Diamond Thompson, Anna Tsai, Chloe Ashford, Imani Carrington, Nathan Evans, Nia Jolly, Caroline Nwanze, Delphine Uriburu-Wilder, Sinclair Blue, and Samantha Kolawole.
Members of the Winning Team: Rashauna David, Maya Hall, Stephanie Hamilton, Tyriek Mack, Diamond Thompson, and Anna Tsai