Bradley High School junior Reem Kadimi-Skalli was chosen to be on the National High School Ethics Bowl Student Advisory Council. Reem is a second-year Ethics Bowl participant and spends most of her time engaging in community organizing as the Columbus Lead for Ohio Youth for Climate Justice. She enjoys participating in ethical discourse of all kinds, and she is incredibly grateful for all the opportunities NHSEB gives her to engage in this hobby! Reem will be one of four students who sit on the council, bringing 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.
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; rather, 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 show 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