Hackley Students Win Ethics Bowl

On January 19, four Hackley students represented Hackley at the New York City Regional Competition for the 2020 National High School Ethics Bowl and won first place.

Kiriann Fitzpatrick (11th), Greg Occhiogrosso (11th), Daniel Cai (10th), and Ava Lattimore (9th) represented Hackley at the event, which was Hackley's first time participating in such a competition.

The Ethics Bowl has been around in the college world for some time, but has only recently developed a high school version of their program.The competition is a highly competitive and pretty specialized deep dive into philosophical reasoning about ethical dilemmas.

Our students' accomplishment is particularly remarkable given that they won the bowl without the benefit of class time or other forms of long term preparation. The team only came together in mid-December, and worked hard to prepare despite the limited time. The first place win qualifies the team for playoff rounds that could see them traveling to the national competition in April at UNC Chapel Hill.