On Saturday, February 3, 2024, Roslyn High School took third place in the annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl at Hofstra University. The Roslyn team remained undefeated during the morning rounds, but ultimately lost to Bethpage High School. The team includes: Elle Kaplan (Captain), Yael Novak, Safiya Bhuiyan, and Yereem Kim.
The ethics bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. To prepare, the team spent weeks formulating cases to represent their stance on a set of ethical dilemmas. Issues discussed ranged from personal matters, such as how similarly parents should treat twins, to global matters, such as whether mutually assured destruction using nuclear weapons is an ethical policy.
The Roslyn High School team was coached by Roslyn School District’s Coordinator of Secondary Research Dr. Allyson Weseley, who said, “Our team was amazing. I am grateful for, and impressed by, Elle's ability to serve as a model for her younger teammates, and to lead them to such a successful finish.”