Congratulations to a debating team from Merici who has won the gold medal of the Middle School Ethics Olympiad. The Ethics Olympiad is a competition that involves debating skills, critical thinking and creativity, with teams from various high schools across the ACT. Students form a panel to debate “ethical issues” ranging from privacy and technology to the environment, charity and friendship.
Merici’s team won the gold medal on the day, after two heats and a play-off for gold. They were praised by judges for their thoroughness, for identifying the key ethical questions, and for the respect they showed towards all sides. Congratulations to Lily Nutt, Gabrielle Shoebridge and Sofia White of Year 7, and Charlotte Farrell of Year 9.