On Saturday, February 4, 2023, Roslyn High School took second place in the annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl at Hofstra University. The ethics bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues.
Student teams from 22 competing schools debated on how best to resolve various ethical dilemmas, such as whether parents should have any say over the books in school libraries. Judges are composed of a panel of philosophy scholars and community members.
The Roslyn team was undefeated in the three morning rounds and moved on to the afternoon Semifinals, where they defeated Plainedge. In the final round, they lost to The Stony Brook School in a close match.
The Roslyn High School team was coached by Roslyn School District’s Coordinator of Secondary Research Dr. Allyson Weseley. It was led by captains Arya Sinha and Elle Kaplan, and included students Julia Weingarten, Eli Klein, Ethan Berkowitz, and Safiya Bhuiyan.
"We haven't been to an in-person competition in three years, and it was great to see the students interacting with each other and the judges as they grappled with thorny ethical dilemmas,” said Dr. Weseley. “Even better than their success was watching them enjoy the experience!"