A group of Doral Academy Charter High School students won Sixth Place in the country, ranking above those from the University of Miami and Columbia University at the NUBC Bioethics Bowl, a college-level competition.
The event occurred April 5-7 at Georgetown University when teams debated resolutions of bioethical issues as part of the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference.
Ranging from sophomores to seniors, the nine participating students from the Academica-serviced Doral Academy Charter High School are also enrolled in Doral College’s academic program that enables them to participate.
The team of Doral high school students, with members as young as 15, won two of its three matches against students from the University at Albany-SUNY and Bowling Green State University. Their only loss was to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the defending champion.
The students prepared for the competition through extensive research and practice as part of a Doral College interdisciplinary ethics class, taught by their noted debate coach, General Counsel for Doral College, Ryan Kairalla.
“It was nothing short of a thrill to see this group of young students succeed in a college-level competition,” he said. “Their accomplishments are a testament to their dedication and to the excellent education and support they receive at both Doral Academy Charter High School and Doral College.”