Kent Place Upper School Ethics Bowl Team Wins Regional Championship
The reigning national champion Kent Place Upper School Ethics Bowl Team is on the road to a repeat national victory after winning the New Jersey Regional Championship.
The competition was held at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, NJ on December 8. The KPS team competed against 22 other teams across the state and secured the victory after defeating the Dwight–Englewood School’s team in the final round.
“The regional competition was a whirlwind of nerves and excitement,” said Nyakera Ogora ’20, co-captain of the KPS Ethics Bowl Team. “For some of us it was our second time returning to regionals, but there was a new energy surrounding the team. Defending our title at nationals will definitely be a challenge, but I’m confident in the abilities of every single person on the team and how we work together.”
This is the third consecutive year that Kent Place has won the New Jersey Regional Championship. Now it’s on to the National Championship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in April!
"I’m so very proud of all of the members of our Ethics Bowl Team. It is truly a team effort,” said Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School and the team’s coach. “Everyone contributes to the win; it’s a team effort. This year we have many new members, and they stepped up to the pressures of the competition. They’ve earned the right to compete at the National Championships in April to defend our title."
Congratulations to the KPS Upper School Ethics Bowl Team: Sofia Kwan (12) and Sofia Scotto (12); Adithi Jayaraman (11), Nyakera Ogora (11), Sonia Parmar (11), Zoe Ralph (11), Maggie Stanton (11), and Ava Zaleck (11); Jannat Chaudry (10), Caroline Johnson (10), Elizabeth Mastrangelo (10), and Jenna Smith (10); and Anyra Kapoor (9) and Miranda Lorsbach (9).
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels. We believe promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and ethical decision-making in the youngest of children prepares them to be the most effective leaders and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.