US Students Represent MB in 2023 Ethics Bowl

Twelve MB Upper School students started their Sunday early this week by participating in the Rhode Island High School Ethics Bowl, in partnership with Brown University. This was the seventh straight year MB has participated as a part of the National High School Ethics Bowl competitions, originated by the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

The Parr Center’s website explains, “The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide. The Ethics Bowl is rooted in ongoing dialogue and deliberation. The format features a series of two-way exchanges between equals. It is designed to get students thinking, talking, and ultimately working together on some of the toughest moral issues of our time.”

Students spent the day on Zoom squaring off against high schoolers from East Greenwich High School, The MET High School, Narragansett High School, and Ponaganset High School to discuss moral dilemmas and apply philosophical frameworks and personal beliefs.

The rookie team “MB2,” coached by teacher Meg Fifer, included Lauren M. ‘24, Praksitha R. ‘25, Sai K. ‘25, Polly D. ‘25, Sophie H. ’26, and Josselyn W. ‘26 and had a strong showing in the preliminary rounds. Our veteran team “MB1,” coached by teacher Gara Field, included Mia N. ‘23, Massimo V. ‘23, Noah H. ‘23, Zach R. ‘23, Elise K.‘25, and Sophia C. ‘25 who made their way to the finals but lost a tight championship match to East Greenwich High School.

Kudos to our Ethics Bowlers who represented Moses Brown with pride, integrity, and purpose!

February 7, 2023