Students Earn Second Place in National Ethics Competition

This year, Clemson University opened its annual ethics competition* to all high schools nationally with a Brophy team earning second place.

Danny Eden '22 and Zane Adamany '22 approached ethics teacher, Mr. Tom Marr, letting him know they wanted to enter the competition and asking him to be their adviser. Mr. Mar notes, "They made a presentation, rehearsed it many times, and presented their unique solution to a given ethical dilemma, which was quite complicated." Eden and Adamany argued that Aristotle's understanding of human happiness is the only proper way to judge our decisions.

They presented their case to an initial panel of judges, moving on to a second panel where they also had to answer questions. The Eden/Adamany team earned second place and Mr. Mar commented, "You can't wipe the smile off my face!"

*Clemson University's High School Ethics Case Competition provides high school students, teachers and judges with an excellent opportunity to gain awareness of ethical dilemmas and network. Teams consisting of two high school students will propose a solution to an ethical dilemma in front of a panel of judges.