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St. Petersburg High School Ethics team finishes third in national competition

April 11, 2019


St. Petersburg High School’s Ethics team finished third at the 2019 National High School Ethics Bowl hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences.


The national competition was held April 5-7 in Chapel Hill, N.C. and with 24 teams representing 22 states competing. Arielle Noah, Camille Luong, Kasha Tyranski, Victor Xie and Jack McKyton were the St. Petersburg High students who participated in the competition. The team was led by teacher Kiya Broughton.


 The bowl was the largest National High School Ethics Bowl to date with 500 teams from 330 schools participating in 36 regionals across the United States from September to March.


Students spent the weekend collaboratively analyzing timely and complex ethical dilemmas. Cases and questions were developed under the guidance of the Parr Center and covered a broad range of topics. Those topics included safe gun laws, cash bail, friendship, race and online dating, and supervised injection sites. The performance of each team was judged on the basis of how clearly, articulately, and perceptively the students developed the positions they decide to take; their ability to communicate respectfully and collaboratively; and their willingness to take diverse viewpoints into account.


St. Petersburg High Ethics Team