Kent Place Upper School Ethics Bowl Team Wins State Championship
Congratulations to the Kent Place School Ethics Bowl team for winning the 2022 NYC-NJ High School Ethics Bowl competition. Kent Place remains the New Jersey champion and will be advancing to the National High School Championships at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in April.
The bowl took place virtually on Saturday, January 29, and was hosted by Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education. The competition featured 150 students and 24 coaches representing 20 high schools from both New Jersey and New York City.
The Kent Place students make their return to the National Championships after finishing second in the 2021 National High School Ethics Bowl. This year marks the fifth time since 2017 that Kent Place has qualified for the National Championships, with hopes to repeat its 2018 National Championship title.
“This was an incredible and impressive victory, the sixth-consecutive New Jersey High School Ethics Bowl Championship win for Kent Place School,” said Dr. Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute and Ethics Bowl coach. “Our students’ ability to think about challenging ethical issues and to articulate an ethical position that’s clear and coherent is simply remarkable. They worked very hard to prepare for the competition and earned this victory. I’m so proud of them. I also want to especially thank our Assistant Coach, Lisa Goldman.”
“There were naturally a lot of nerves leading up to this competition after coming off a second-place finish at Nationals last year,” says KPS co-captain Anyra Kapoor. “That being said, I was so impressed by our team’s ability to stay calm throughout the entire process, and to persevere even through difficult judges’ questions. It’s amazing what the team was able to accomplish even within three minutes in the conferral rooms, and even more amazing that we were able to maintain the high quality of performance throughout the grueling eight hours.”
This year’s KPS Ethics Bowl team members: Seniors Anyra Kapoor (captain), Sami Sharp (captain), Miranda Lorsbach (captain); juniors Courtney Crowder, Nupur Ballal, Tara Ghose, Astrid Burns, Catherine Paris; sophomores Madeline Popolow, Annabelle Walter, Sahana Kapoor, Sophia Builione, Miranda Wang; and freshman Dvita Bhattacharya.