Campbell High Student Appointed to National High School Ethics Bowl

Campbell High School

The Director and Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl recently announced the program’s second annual Student Advisory Council, which includes one student from Georgia—a Cobb student. 

Campbell%20student.jpgThe National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) appointed Campbell High School sophomore Cailin Bohm to the team. Cailin is one of two new student voices, the Ethics Bowl added. Cailin was selected for a one-year term from a field of over 50 excellent applications. 

As it enters its second year during the 2023-2024 season, the NHSEB program’s Student Advisory Council will continue to bring student experience to the very center of NHSEB’s programming and governance. Appointed students will advise NHSEB’s Leadership and Advisory Board on all things Ethics Bowl from the student perspective. They will also serve as a conduit for informal feedback from other students in their respective Competitive Divisions, ensuring that the voices of NHSEB’s diverse and dedicated student population are heard as much as possible.

“Our team sifted through a ton of truly impressive resumés, but these students really stood out for their dedication to the Ethics Bowl activity, their schools, and their surrounding communities. I speak for all of us when I say that I look forward to working with them to make our activity all it can be,” said NHSEB Director Alex Richardson regarding the Council appointments.

While serving on the council, Cailin hopes to help other students share their opinions and put their ideas into action. In addition, she also wants to help the community of Ethics-Bowlers grow and be able to come together, as that is, in her opinion, one of the most important parts of the competition.

The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide. An Ethics Bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; instead, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Data from NHSEB surveys shows that this event teaches and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view. NHSEB’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.